As a former collegiate athlete, maintaining a high standard of academic success during my career was of great importance. Furthermore, helping others is a primary motive in my long-term career goals. As a World Vision volunteer in inner-city Los Angeles, CA, my responsibility was to assist with the preparation of the Youth Empowerment Summit in Washington, D.C. I organized events, mentored students, researched congressional leaders and assisted with fundraising. As a mentor and workshop coordinator for the STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) and Liberty Programs, I assisted with student academic affairs and developed a team building workshop for high school students. The workshop activities reinforced values relating to teamwork, accountability, and leadership. Through mentorship and academic assistance, I have had an opportunity to work with students from various backgrounds and learned how to relate to a diversified student base.