I may have a corporate career as a risk analyst, but my heart has always been in independent arts/culture and sustainability. I believe that proper education is the key to a sustainable lifestyle. If I can teach someone to grow their own produce -- not only will it be healthier and cost effective, it would also offer an opportunity to teach their neighbors better ways to become sustainable. To that same effect, I see cycling as being more than a leisure activity. It would provide better air quality, less sedentary living, reduction of stress, and an education opportunity amongst many other highlights.
I think I would be a great candidate for this LCI scholarship since I have lead multiple youth groups and corporations for over a decade. I have provided support and leadership to create independence, confidence, and skill in different capacities ranging from agricultural farming, preventing human trafficking, to corporate workflow efficiencies.
My past work history involves owning an independent record label that was sold to Atlantic Records. I have also owned a clothing design company that was in production for five years and closed down due to high demand. The demand grew a lot quicker than I expected and the focus of the art and craftsmanship were beginning to compromise, so I decided to scale back and put this chapter in my life on hold while I continue my other passions.