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The STRIDE program is a program at Boston College designed for the sophomore class to help its members be successful in their sophomore year. After applying and interviewing, I was invited to be one of the program's inaugural leaders. Along with another senior co-leader, I lead discussions and reflections each week with my group of sophomores on finding a successful path through sophomore year, as well as attended bi-weekly lectures on leadership given by BC professors.
Sigma Pi Sigma
Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. As President of the Boston College chapter, I was responsible for reviewing membership applications, organizing and speaking at the induction ceremony, and fostering a climate of mentorship between different class years.
As a board member and later Vice President of the Society of Physics Students, I participated in organizing events for the society as well as various community outreach programs to stimulate interest in physics and science in general.
Eagle Political Society
The Eagle Political Society is a non-partisan political organization dedicated to “Education, Debate, and Compromise”. The Society is committed to providing students with an open and comfortable atmosphere for political debate on campus, as well as the opportunity to learn from the knowledge and opinions of their peers, have a voice on political issues and current events, and develop a greater appreciation for compromise in American politics. As a member, I attended various debates and events on campus, including a talk given by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The Philosophical Society
The Philosophical Society is BC's organization for sponsored lectures, discussion, and debates on a diverse range of topics, such as the existence of God, contemporary theories of deconstruction, the nature of human rationality, Pascal's wager, Augustine on faith and reason, multiculturalism, natural law and relativism, and the problem of skepticism. As a member, I attended various discussions to participate in these conversations.
Club Mountain Bike Team
I was a member of the first BC Club Mountain Bike Team in its inaugural year, participating in downhill mountain biking races at mountains in New England