Sports are a staple in my life. I love playing sports, I love watching sports, I love talking about sports, and I love thinking about sports.
I fell in love with soccer at a young age. I played competitively from 4th grade through high school. In ninth grade, I made the difficult decision to forego playing high school soccer in favor of playing in the (now defunct) US Soccer Development Academy League.
I later realized that this was not the correct decision for me, so I switched club teams and played high school soccer from there on out. I captained my High School Varsity Soccer Team my senior year — we lost in PKs in the sectional semifinals to the eventual state champions.
Through club soccer, I played alongside many current D1, professional(both MLS and abroad), and US National Team Players. I learned a lot from my teammates about hard work, grit, and getting back up.
At WashU, I was a 2x President / Captain / Player-Coach for the Men's Club Soccer Team. It was a blast!
I recently put together a short highlight video with some of my favorite / best soccer clips. Enjoy!
My Teams: NY Jets, NY Mets, NY Knicks, QPR, Man Utd, NYCFC, NY Islanders
Information Consumption & Knowledge Gains
I love learning. A few things that excite me most are: how people think and work, how to (effectively) lead teams, how to make a team's output far more than just the sum of its individual parts, how to turn an idea / vision into a successful, enduring organization / business, and how to be healthy & happy while making an immense impact on the world.
I am also insanely interested in behavioral economics.
There are few things in life I enjoy more than a good meal. I eat pretty much everything, but I definitely have a few favorites:
- Smoothies: I have a strawberry + banana smoothie almost every day
- Pasta: Cacio e pepe <3
- Good sandwiches. Giannoni's and Boun Amici are my go-to spots
- Sliced tomato and mozzerella caprese
- Bagel w/ lox & cream cheese
- Oat milk!
I am not a music junkie, but I listen to a lot of music. I mainly listen to hip hop, rap, and "chill" music. Favorite artists include:
- Martin Garrix
- Quinn XCII
- Juice WRLD
I watch a lot of movies. I like most genres of films. Here is a list (not totally comprehensive) of some of my favorite movies:
- The Dark Knight
- The Hoosiers
- Coach Carter
- The Longest Yard
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Most Quentin Tarantino films