Reading at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery.

Reading at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery.

I am a senior at St. Mark’s School of Texas. After having inspiring teachers in both English and photography in seventh grade, I fell in love with the perfect mixture of the two genres: poetry. For me, poetry distills images and emotions into a form that brings people together.

In addition to serving as a Class of 2016 National Student Poet, I'm the co-chair of his school's Community Service Board, the Creative Director for his high school newspaper, and the varsity tennis team captain. My love for writing extends beyond my own work—I tutor in reading and math at Gooch Elementary School, to which I donated the proceeds from my book, Beyond the Edge.

My curriculum vitae can be accessed here.