university of rochester
Harvest’s sense of responsibility and compassion has helped him take initiative in academia, extracurriculars, and philanthropy. He derives strength from interpersonal relationships as well as his own ability to take leaps of faith, and hopes to pursue a career in public health. Being a self starter, Harvest created his own piano tutoring and accompaniment business – a challenge initially for an introvert. He also volunteers at a local pediatric clinic as an occupational therapy technician, and took it upon himself to learn all of the medical terminology, clinical processes, and therapeutic techniques. Harvest places importance on trusting the process and believing in his own abilities, and has realized that building community leads to greater fulfillment than trying to tackle issues single-handedly. Harvest volunteers for his church’s children’s program, where he runs donation drives, plans UNICEF humanitarian aid projects, and organizes food packing events. From Frisco, Texas, Harvest will attend the University of Rochester in the fall.