I was born and raised in the extremely diverse community of Danbury Connecticut. Growing up being involved in the community was very important. I was a cub scout and boy scout for over 8 years and was very involved in many sports. In high school was where I finally was able to make a difference in the diverse community. My role as a swim team captain granted me the ability to change the normal standards. This meant recruiting females on the "boy's" team and welcoming other teammates who do not classify themselves as male. Being supportive and welcoming everyone's differences is what I am all about.