Tell us about the person you are nominating. Why are you nominating them?

Kristian is an extremely driven and hardworking achiever who is involved in numerous leadership roles on campus. Despite his myriad commitments, he has an immense heart and always finds time to listen to and care for his friends, family, and communities.

Briefly tell us about any contributions that this person has made to the KGI campus and/or the community.

Kristian serves on Student Government as the Professional Development Chair along with numerous club leadership positions. When he is not cracking a joke to brighten a friend's day, cooking delicious food for his peers' Friendsgivings, or studying at KGI until the single-digit hours of the night, he is organizing practical, useful workshops for his KGI peers to attend and develop professionally. In just this past semester, he organized events on professional networking, conflict management, and public speaking, and shows up early and stays late to support his clubs and Student Government leaders in all of their endeavors. Regardless of the degree program or year, many students have mentioned that they have learned a great deal from Kristian's events!

Is there anything else you would like us to highlight about this person (e.g. any fun facts or unique characteristics)?

Kristian is not only a fantastic freestyle rapper (evident from his amazing performance at Diwali!), but also brings this talent and passion of his to his local communities where he has used his music and lyrics to uplift youth in underprivileged communities. Additionally, he embodies compassion by listening to his peers' thoughts with genuine concern and care and treats each and every individual he meets with respect and an open heart. Kristian is overall an inspiration and an uplifting presence at KGI!