UCLA Sculpture Garden

UCLA Sculpture Garden

While on a date with my wife-elect over the weekend during UCLA’s Centennial Alumni Day, we went for a leisurely walk through the Franklin D. Murphy sculpture garden.

One of my favorite places on campus as a student and now as an alumnus, the sculpture garden was the perfect location to stop, breath, and relax. As we approached Deborah Butterfield’s 1996 bronze sculpture “Pensive,” Ms. Dolfi instantly knew this was my favorite piece. In my defense, who would not love a wooden horse!? It is simply awesome, not to mention convincing — it really looks like wood.

(Featured Image by: Mr. Ramdolfi)

New York City

New York City

Upon graduating from UCLA, I packed my bags and moved somewhere I had never even visited before: New York City. Bouncing from Spanish Harlem, to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy), to the Upper West Side (Manhattan Valley to be precise), my journey was an unimaginable adventure. The photograph above is from my early days in the city that never sleeps.

The White House

The White House

Since the very first time I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I remember wanting to be the President of the United States of America. Ever since, every move in my power has been in service of that dream. I am the 5 year old who was told could be president, and never stopped believing it. As such, I present this picture I took on my first trip to Washington, D.C. during an internship in congress. I am excited to one day return, as an elected official.

UCLA: Royce Hall

UCLA: Royce Hall

In honor of my alma mater’s upcoming centennial celebration I present the most photographed building on campus, Royce Hall (perfect with its 52 imperfections). In 2017, this is where I would surprise-serenade my then best friend, now wife-elect, to ask her to be my girlfriend. There, at the top of the middle steps, dressed in a black suit with a dozen red roses and my guitar in hand, after nearly a decade, she said “yes.”