Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?Game 5 of the 2000 MLB World Series. My dad and I watched my favorite team (the Yankees) win the championship that year.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?Growing up, I identified and related most with my father. From him giving me valuable advice related to my life, career, and personal choices to having a similar career path in the financial services world. He is someone I can always talk to.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire these traits: affable, intelligent, focused, brave, confident.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?Once, after taking a shower after one of my shifts during my lifeguarding days as a teen, one of my co-workers played a trick and took my clothes out the locker. I had to walk out with a skimpy towel, in front of my high school crush. Luckily she laughed and thought it was funny.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would travel to South America for a long extended trip. I would visit each country and do my best to practice and improve my Spanish and embrace my Peruvian culture.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would teach them the concept of not waiting for things to happen to you, but to create your own opportunities.