Political science, 2003
Malpractice attorney, Goodell, DeVries, Leech and Dann, LL, Howard County, Md.
At Lycoming, I was
heavily involved with Tau Kappa Epsilon and served as president during my
junior and senior years. I believe that service is an important part of the
college experience. Service is the opportunity to problem solve. So much of our education is focused on rote learning and abstract
thinking. True service offers the opportunity to think about problems that
very well may not have a solution, but are there for contemplation and
action. I love that.
I am on the board of trustees for The Columbia
Foundation, a community foundation for Howard County (Md.) that distributes
grants to hundreds of nonprofits providing service in the area. I also am on
the board of directors for Voices for Children, which recruits and trains
court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. I have spent a lot of his time focused on the issue of homelessness, which I often address in my blog, www.hocorising.com.
I’ve raised nearly $10,000 for Living in Recovery
houses that enable individuals to leave homelessness and start a life of
recovery. Living along the 95 corridor between Baltimore and
D.C., I am also passionate about transportation issues, including mass transit,
rail and other connectivity issues.
The size of Lycoming helped
compel me into leadership. It is very difficult to go through four years of
school without having served in a leadership capacity for some organization
along the way. While it didn't feel that way at the time, the nights
staying up late working on a TKE problem were the most important growth
experiences of my life. I don’t remember all of the plays I read in
Renaissance Literature, but I do remember the lessons learned about how to move
groups of people towards an objective and the pitfalls along the way.