Utah Utes – #8 in the Nation


Ah yes, the good ol’ AP rankings. I personally love the ranking system as it adds a much needed pressure to compete at the highest level for these young men.

Another thing I love is rooting for your alma mater (Go Utes!). That adds a sense of belonging to something or someone you normally wouldn’t talk to or get along with.

Now if Utah can win a few more games, they will be headed to the Pac12 Championship against, most likely, the Oregon Ducks (quack-quack-quack!). Now that would be the game of the year!

Andre House in DT Phoenix

Volunteering brings a human some sense of gratitude, belonging, and self-worth. There are many words that describe the act of giving. Not in the monetary sense, but more of time spent to help others.

Andre House in downtown phoenix is a meaningful experience. You get to prepare, serve, and clean-up the food you give to the local homeless population. The time spans 4 hours and flies by because you are having fun! I highly recommend it to anyone that would like to do more in this world.

To give of oneself is to respect others. Be that light to someone’s day. Say those few words that make the biggest impact to a random stranger. Don’t forget to always be grateful for what you have and to say “Please” and “Thank you”.

Food Line @ Andre House in DT Phoenix

Preparing Napkins and Silverware

Team Intel @ Andre House in DT Phoenix

Andre House

Intel Volunteer Andre House

Nothing like a Sunday dinner service to support your local homeless community. Slicing and dicing bread, buttering up each side. No better feeling in this world than helping those less fortunate than yourself. I mean, what is the alternative? Let’s see here…watch Netflix, go shopping, swim at the pool, or sleep. All of which sound particularly inefficient and boring.

I appreciate it when a company as big as Intel provides these types of service events. It gives me motivation to get out of the house and join my coworkers on a weekend afternoon. However, the real thanks goes to the individuals who sponsor and put on these events. Without them this would not be possible. Intel is a large Mothership, and the people make up the whole. Leaders rise to the occasion and help facilitate the get-togethers. After all, companies do not determine what type of person people are, but people determine what type of company they want to work for and how it is perceived by the general community.

I personally want to work for a company that helps make the world a better place. Call it the “basic millennial thought process.” I put in the effort to make this happen.

Employee Events- The Game Changer


Working for a Fortune 100 (#51) company has been amazing. The perks offered are off the charts. The amount of resources provided could make you spoiled. One thing I appreciate most about Intel is the number of Finance get-togethers. You can tell that they truly care about their employees.

As pictured above, I had the opportunity to sit down with fellow coworkers one night and enjoy a bbq. It is pleasant experience to let your mind relax from work for one night and talk about “normal” things with others. Plus, having blow-up slides and corn hole for the kiddos is also wonderful. It allows for people of all different walks of life to come together at a specific point in time and share something common: food and games.

I am excited for the future and cannot wait for what I will bring to Intel in the near future. Cheers!

Future Supply Chain Leaders


What an honor it is to be a part of the inaugural Future Supply Chain Leaders program this year at Oracle. Throughout the Modern Supply Chain Experience conference, I met so many amazing and brilliant individuals. The students I met where thrilled to be attending a supply chain conference, and their passion showed. There were 15 schools represented, with over 90 students in attendance. I cannot wait to see where these two numbers progress to in years to come.

Oh, and by the way, Go Utes!