Thank You to everyone listed below. If your name is on this list, that means you have had a very meaningful impact on my life — in a good way. Some of you have guided me to where I am today, some of you have been very close friends of mine, and some of you have taught me valuable lessons. Whatever it was, I sincerely and wholeheartedly appreciate your existence. So again, Thank You.
Thank you, Dr. Hersh, for providing tremendous help and support for my high school science research project, for being a great mentor, and for securing my passion for science research.
Thank you, Connor, for sharing my love of Apple, for making ESAP such an incredible experience, and for always being there for me when I need it most.
Thank you, Mrs. Hodgson, for being one of my favorite teachers ever, for making me enjoy math, and for trusting me to always fix your SMARTBoard!
Thank you, Eden, for being my first true love, for creating incredible memories that I will never forget, and for…well…I'll add that here once I know why it all happened.
Thank you, Forest, for kickstarting my interest in machine learning and CS.
Thank you, Dr. Kim, for making the ESAP experience transformative for me.
Thank you, Isabella, for welcoming me into the incredible SavetheFrontline team, for letting me express my creativity with the website, and for answering all my Cornell questions.
Thank you, Dr. T, for kickstarting my passion for science research and for being an awesome SFT mentor.
Thank you, Jared, for being my first best friend — doing everything from playing Pirate101 to building J and R Airlines was super fun.
Thank you, Mrs. Hastings, for being one of my favorite teachers ever, for sparking my love for journaling, and for being someone I can talk to about life.
Thank you, Jill, for guiding me and providing tremendous help throughout the entire college process.
Thank you, Motch, for literally everything — for building an absolutely amazing robotics team, for giving me every opportunity to improve the team, for taking me on incredible trips, and for giving me a lifelong family.
Thank you, Corrigan, for sparking my interest in engineering and for working with me throughout the four years of robotics.
Thank you, Mr. Sckalor, for teaching such fun classes, for allowing me to express my creativity, and for teaching me to be less hyper-focused on grades and more focused on learning.
Thank you, Nate, for being the best friend anyone could ever have, for always encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone, for taking me on amazing hikes and bike rides, for teaching me to "enjoy the ride," and for always, always, always being there for me.
Thank you, Mango, for helping me out with everything related to the TV Studio, for being a great mentor, and for giving me the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects.
Thank you, Mr. Zahn, for inspiring my passion for filmmaking through HTV, Advanced Filmmaking, and Independent Study; for helping me build my confidence; and for trusting me with, essentially, the entire TV Studio.
Thank you, Mrs. Satten, for being an amazing Kindergarten teacher and for sparking my love for school and learning.
Thank you, Sarah, for being an amazing mentee in robotics, for always being there for me when I need it most, and for…you know…perhaps being my first slightly-more-than-friend friend.
Thank you, Steve Jobs, for inspiring my love for Apple and, frankly, all-things tech.
Thank you, Will, for teaching me some hard lessons that have truly served me well to this day.