I am a Promise Fellow at Avalon School for the 2016-2017 year. Born and raised in South Minneapolis, I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in the winter of 2015 with a B.A in Sociology. Much of my sociological research focuses the sociologies of Race and Ethnicity, Education, Social Movements, and Social Media. While at Avalon, I hope to provide outreach to children in need, as well as help to create a more racially conscious and community-orientated environment. After this year, I hope to obtain a Ph.D in Sociology and possibly teach either college or high school. When not learning new things about the world and how it could be changed for the better, I also enjoy video games, reading, anime and manga, and long walks around Lake Nokomis.