Meet Cate Strahl. Sincere, cheerful, kind, and gritty--she is a true "Ray of Light." Cate is the type of person who, with her hearty laugh and listening ears, can immediately make you feel better about yourself and your situation.
Rays of Light: Kumail Hussain
Even though Kumail leads a busy life as a medical student, he strives to be there for each of his friends and family members as much as possible. Kumail has a heart of gold—anyone who knows him personally also knows this to be true. My buddy is goofy, ceaselessly hardworking, vulnerable, charismatic, and driven to serve others. Each day, he aims to improve himself and his world. For these reasons and more, he is a true “Ray of Light.”
Rays of Light: Matthew Henry
Matt is a dedicated and loyal friend. He is a great listener who has a beautiful heart and earnest resolve to make a positive impact on the world. For these reasons, he is a Ray of Light!
Light Shines Through the Darkness
On days like yesterday, my tattoos remind me that light shines through the darkness.
Rays of Light: Brittany
Brittany is someone who quietly shares generosity with the world--and doesn't always get the credit she deserves. She walks humbly and is committed to a life of service inside and outside of work.
Rays of Light: Anna Tegge
Meet Anna Tegge! Whether Anna is on the field, or on the [Capitol] Hill, or in transit, she is asset to her surroundings. By shining her light and lifting up others, Anna aims to, in no small way, “Be the change [she] wants to see in the world.”
Rays of Light: Allen Wang
Whether he is in the lab, on stage, or in the world, my friend Allen is accomplishing major things. More significantly, however, he is a class act human. Get to know him here!
Buckling Down: My Quarantine Survival Kit
As much as I am actively trying to practice gratitude—and I am—let me be real: social distancing and quarantining suck!! Big time. Aside from having more time to write and read, I am struggling to find a good thing to say about this time. As someone who continuously aims to lead a healthy, productive life, … Continue reading Buckling Down: My Quarantine Survival Kit
Rays of Light: Madison Vandersee
Hometown(s): Wichita, KS/Sterling, IL Current Location: YMCA Camp Benson near Mt. Carroll, IL Current Role: Assistant Camp Director at YMCA Camp Benson Nominated By: Ben Bruster Reason for Nomination: Madison is an absolute rockstar! Plain and simple. She exudes incredible humility, compassion, determination, and resolve to “Be the change [she] wants to see in the … Continue reading Rays of Light: Madison Vandersee
Rays of Light: Ravi Patel
Ravi Patel was born in a Sampad, a small agricultural village in Gujarat—India’s westernmost state. A few months after Ravi’s birth, his father immigrated to the United States, seeking a better life for he and his family. Meanwhile, Ravi and members of his family continued to live as they long had: in Sampad, no more … Continue reading Rays of Light: Ravi Patel