You don't need to know everything that you're going to want to do. When you come to a school like this, you change as a person. And Grinnell allows you to blossom into that leader into that change agent that you've always wanted to become, but maybe didn't know that you were capable of being. As a low-income student coming from Los Angeles, California, having a lot of opportunities out there made me you know, at times, reluctant to see that many opportunities in a small town. But when I got here, oh my gosh, it... You can do anything that you really want to do here. I'm a Mellon Mays Fellow which allows me to do undergraduate research of which I'm doing research on black men and how we navigate racial solidarity and financial literacy. I recently completed a research project, what we call a MAP. What we call a MAP here, it stands for "Mentor Advanced Project," essentially, you're doing advanced research with a faculty member. Some students come up with their own ideas and pose it to a faculty member. Other times faculty members have projects that they want to pursue, and so they hire students. I'm currently a Truman Nominee as well, which is one of the highest and most prestigious awards for undergraduate students, which would allow me to gain entry into the realm of public service and government. I did an internship where I received funding for my attire by Grinnell and I was able to give a policy memo to my city council member and have them turn that into practice for the city. I'm currently doing an apprenticeship with Grinnell City as well, wherein a day's time I met with the chief of police, met with different stakeholders in the city, and I'm currently working on policy for the City of Grinnell, which I would not have been able to do had I not been in a small town.