If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people what would you say?
“Be happy, life is short.”
What are some ways you embody that?
“I was very focused on academics until freshman year. I would get caught up in all the competition, comparing myself to those around me. It wasn’t good, so I’ve been trying to get rid of that [mindset]. I used to have the mentality that having fun is a waste of time and that self-denial is good for success. But I realized I am going to die one day. If I’m not happy through the journey, then what’s the point? It’s hard to maintain that, but I’m trying to work out more and spend more time with family and friends, and doing my hobbies.”