1. Can you tell me about a friendship you’ve formed in APO?
Some of my best friends are in APO. My big was my first friend in APO. When I was a pledge, I was so shy and would mostly keep to myself, but my big brought so much energy, introduced me to so many people and encouraged me.
2. What is your favorite service event at Cornell, and why?
I might be biased, but I have two! Swanky Night was my favorite service event because I put so much work into it, and I brought so much passion to it. It’s great that APO allows you to take a passion and develop it. It’s such a rewarding experience. Another one of my favorite service events is Loaves and Fishes. The people there are so nice, and it’s so rewarding to see the smiles on people’s faces. You really know that you’re making a difference. It’s nice to go there just to talk to the people.
3. What is something you’ve learned through APO, or something that being in APO has taught you?
I learned how to be a leader. It’s a great place to find and develop your passion. Cornell can be a tough environment sometimes, and it’s easy to get lost. But you will always be supported in APO. You could walk in with the silliest costume on or stand in front of a meeting with the craziest ideas, and no one will knock you down.