I’m a web developer with a graphic design touch and a programming magic wand. At school, I love spearheading new initiatives and finding ways my talents can help others. I love using my enterprising mind coupled with my technical skills to help businesses grow through digital web services.
People would describe me as sweet, intelligent, and social. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, I am an ENTJ, a type associated with “natural-born leaders”. I love to compete and strive for goals. I also love joining projects that help the community like walking from house to house collecting canned goods for the Idaho Food Bank or teaching elementary students how to code at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy.
When I’m not working, I like dabbling in different hobbies. For instance, I picked up the ukelele long enough to learn a song, learned enough skiing to go down all the green trails, and experimented with enough baking recipes to make delicious banana bread. I suppose I like breadth over depth.
Let’s dive into a few key personality traits that make me who I am.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
I believe that all humans are born with a baseline amount of power. It is a power that stems from the inner person; it exists nowhere until one calls upon it and uses it to accomplish something that otherwise would not have been done. Thus, a great leader is someone who encourages others to use their power to do more than they thought. That’s why it makes me so happy when people tell me my encouragement helped them succeed. I’m a long way off from being the leader I want to be, but my heart dances at the little ways I have inspired people.
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” – Kenneth Blanchard
In all I do, I strive to dedicate myself to it fully. Doing things half-heartedly, simply scraping by, is something I have never found myself doing. Even in little things like making sure the Netflix watch bars are completely full or doing challenges again to reach perfect scores in HackerRank for PHP, everything is done completely.
“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” – Elvis Presley
I thrive on competition and love the thrill of working towards a goal. It’s no wonder I have gone to nationals twice for two different competitions: one in trivia and the other in design/public speaking. I also am a steady medalist in State competitions. My ambition is what drives me to strive for gold.