I am a freshman at East Carolina University majoring in double bass performance and orchestral conducting. I love music, and am excited to make a career out of it. I intend on earning my doctoral degree in music, and becoming a professional orchestra conductor of a major symphony. I am president of my residence hall, and really enjoy positions of leadership and responsibility. I like being able to influence others, and help them achieve their goals. I currently work for ECU Transit, and drive the buses on campus. Living near the beach, I have always had a special connection to the ocean, and water in general. Most of my life I wanted to be a ship captain, and sometimes still think about it. I feel relieved of stress and at ease when I am on the ocean. I am very close to my family. I have a very close relationship to my parents, and younger brother.