May 2022 Class Introduction

Welcome the May cohort of Praxis Participants!

Grace Collins

Fun fact
I have played piano since I was about 10.
What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about meeting like-minded people and figuring out my career goals! 

Jackson Ellis

Fun fact

I love to go longboarding for hours at a time.

What are you most excited about?

I’m very excited to learn about myself and develop my skills to lead a life I am proud of.

Elis Hayakawa

Fun fact

I am addicted to cryptocurrency.

What are you most excited about?
I am excited to learn from people that have different skills and knowledge than me.

Brandon Johnson

Fun fact

I enjoy playing chess and chess variants; at one point I was ranked top 100 for the antichess variant on lichess.org.

What are you most excited about?

I’m looking forward to becoming more comfortable with one on one networking. It sounds like such a fantastic tool, but I still need to work on that skill.

Cheyanne Solis

Fun fact

I’m terrified of gorillas.

What are you most excited about?

I’m excited to see what will be drawn out of me by the challenges of this program and the kind of person I’ll become by the end of it! 

Jack Spurlock

Fun fact

I have written and acted in a feature length film. I also play keyboards, sing, and compose original music in a band, The Revanchists.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to make friends with interesting new people and learn new skills alongside them.

Severin Tormey

Fun fact

I have a twin sister!

What are you most excited about?
I am looking forward to not only completing challenging projects that simulate providing value to a company, but also collaborating with like-minded individuals to improve ourselves during the process. 

Gianluca Velardi

Fun fact
I lived in Italy for 2 years, and I can beatbox (work in progress).
What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about being exposed to different ideas and skills that will set me apart in the workplace and as an individual. 

El Wallenius

Fun fact

When I was about ten, I ran a candy shop with my friend, and we would set up and sell candy and baked goods to other kids at events we attended. I still love baking, but I’ve gotten a lot better at it.

What are you most excited about?

I’m really looking forward to learning more about online business and customer support. 

Katelyn Wilhelmsen

Fun fact

I love transformational travel and want to visit every country in South and Central America after learning Spanish and Portuguese!

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited for the personal development that will come from participation in Praxis as well as gaining the skills to be a successful entrepreneur.

Chase Young

Fun fact

I grew up racing dirt bikes.

What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about see myself and those in my cohort evolve and be very successful, so we can pass on the knowledge we gain to others.

Sergio Zavala

Fun fact

I like to build things out of wood.

What are you most excited about?
I am excited to improve my writing and connect with other like-minded individuals at Praxis.
 

Chad Zohner

Fun fact

I started a Ballroom Company in High School.

What are you most excited about?

I’m excited to learn how to actively create a greater career rather than passively strive to get a degree.