Who I Am

“Don’t follow someone else’s map. You should glean teachings from all directions, keeping true to those that bring progress yet remaining open to changes in yourself.” Deepak Chopra

Born amidst the saguaro sea in the heart of the Sonoran desert of Tucson, Arizona. Nick has spent the last four years of his life attending San Diego State University and is a recent graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science.

Currently, he is embarking on a journey South, to volunteer and teach English in Chile with the English Opens Doors Program (EOD). An initiative set forth by the Chilean Ministry of Education in partnership with the United Nations Development Program, with the mission to improve the level of English for students between 5th grade and 12th grade throughout the Chilean public school system. EOD seeks to broaden horizons and provide opportunities for Chilean students to not only learn the English language, but also enrich their entire lives in the process.

Growing up a multisport athlete, Nick spent most of his younger years on a field, court, track or diamond. However, it wasn’t until his junior year of high school, when he transferred schools, that his eyes were opened to the boundless parameters of life. Since then, Nick has indulged in the love of learning, reading everything and anything he can get his hands on, engaging in conversations and discussions with anyone from complete strangers to close friends, and dedicating his life towards improving the understanding, compassion, and quality of life for all.

He is an avid musician (guitarist, singer, and song writer), ultra runner (trails, mountains, rain or shine), climber, writer, reader, and student of life. 

"This was the very reason why we made music: we take something that exists within all of us at our very fundamental core, our emotions, and through our artistic lens, through our creativity, we’re able to shape those emotions into reality.” Robert Gupta

Future plans include attending graduate school for an advanced degree in Environmental Engineering. Running up and down as many mountains and on as many trails as possible. Climbing as many rocks as he can find. Playing as much music as he can handle. Living for the accumulation of happiness and spreading compassion and understanding as far as he can reach. 

Por el Amor de la Vida : For the Love of Life

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