"High school for me was all about getting to Georgetown. This place had been my dream school since my first visit to campus when I was in 8th grade. But Georgetown almost didn’t happen for me. I got deferred when I applied early. It was tough not to take it personally. I had to slowly shift my attention to other schools out of necessity. But I realized when my acceptance letter came in the spring that Georgetown wanted me just as much as anyone else - it just took them a little longer to realize it. Now years later, I see Georgetown without a doubt as the most formative part of my life. The opportunities I have been afforded here – I couldn’t have imagined half of them in my wildest dreams. So when I look back, I can’t help but smile at that deferral. Georgetown almost didn’t happen for me, but I’m eternally grateful that it did."