How did you come to MUM?
I went the Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment for K-12, which is also has consciousness based education which I enjoyed very much and wanted to continue with and MUM is pretty much the only option for that. Plus my family is here!
What’s your diet like?
I’m an omnivore or I’ve also heard the term flexivore for someone adapting to their environment. I’ve been mostly vegetarian for most of my life. I actually ended-up running into some issues with anemia with B-12 and iron deficiencies. Which I was surprised by because I’m not a vegan and I ate dairy and sometimes would eat meat, and ate leafy greens and all the things they tell you to do and you’ll be fine. So yes, I eat meat sometimes.
What are you interests/hobbies?
I just really enjoy being outside. I also enjoy getting myself involved in other things going on around campus, like Sustainable Council, Eco-Fair, and Global Student Council.
What are you really passionate about?
About how things work, and why. So I guess you could say I’m passionate about asking questions and learning.
So if I ask a question, the answer will be only truly satisfying if the answer reveals some deeper level of understanding that I haven’t been exposed to yet and then branches out to other questions.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I don’t know. I’m looking to go into more education after graduation. It may be in the form of graduate school or some other learning experience.
What 3 books would you recommend?
To paraphrase Thoreau the really good books are the ones that when after you start reading them you have to put them down and go do something because they’ve inspired you.
So I enjoy reading essays by Emerson or just little quotes that inspire me. I also really enjoy the Tao To Ching
I’d almost say, don’t get stuck in books. Find people and read them.
Besides meditation, how do you relax?
Being outside. Exercise is absolutely necessary. In fact my meditation is better if I’m exercising and doing my yoga asanas. I also like writing a lot.