What inspired your idea for Purpics:
Growing up, I volunteered with various projects and saw the difference volunteering can make. As a student at the University of Virginia, I continued to be inspired by the amazing work my peers were constantly doing on campus. This inspired me to create a platform that would help support and empower my peers that were diligently working to make a difference. So far, it’s been awesome – through Purpics, I have had the opportunity to meet and support young people doing incredible things.
You were chosen to be on ProMazo’s list of Most Interesting Students for a reason. Do you have any advice for other students hoping to create their own success:
The biggest advice I can give is to be passionate about what you’re working on. More specifically, find and focus on something that you are really passionate about. After that, the journey becomes a lot easier.
"When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?" - Mark Cuban.
Biggest role models or inspirations:
There are too many, I can’t just pick one. Of course, I’ve been inspired by the big entrepreneur's that come to everyone’s mind. However, my biggest role models are entrepreneurs that I have personally met and been around – such as my entrepreneurial friends at UVA who are trying to better the world.
I started training for the Ironman 70.3. While I already competed in one a few years ago, I’m hoping to complete another one soon. It may be extremely hard, but it is equally rewarding. In ways, it’s a lot like running a business.
I love being an entrepreneur. I love taking an idea and evolving it into a company. With that, I will continue starting companies, especially ones focused on social entrepreneurship.