You see cyclists with the expensive wheels and carbon bikes with electrical shifting and aero helmets with skinsuits. I don't have it all, not even my own bike, but I do have the medals to prove you don't need it all to be on the top. There are numerous pro cyclist that didn't have it all and still got to where they are now, and I want to prove that you don't need it all to be where you want to be. I started racing in 2009 on the road and was hooked since then. Road racing has always been my main category for racing. It was always the gritty feeling to see who could push the hardest through endurance that gave me the advantage, the longer the race the better. I began racing on the track in 2012 after seeing the velodrome after a road race. I can never forget the feeling I first got while sprinting around the turns. I remember watching the friday nights at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and wishing I was the one racing. Just two years later, my wish of racing with the professionals that I worked hard towards has come true. Lastly, I began cyclocross in 2013 just because who doesn't love mud and bikes? Away from cycling I am an avid runner for my schools cross country and track team, I have a job in an unusual japanese restaurant, I volunteer at a hospital and for the special olympics while trying to pursue becoming a physicians assistant. My dream job is being a doctor for a pro cycling team; combining the two things I love most. Last year I gave up one of my favorite things in the world, ski racing, to devote my winters to cycling training and reduce expenses. They'll never be a dull moment for me and i'm up to do anything. As long as you have a smile and a bike, anything is possible.