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Recipient Profile - Jared

JARED ALPER

HOMETOWN: 
Port Washington, New York

COLLEGE OF ENROLLMENT: 
University of Pittsburgh

MAJOR:
Dual Psychology and Communication Media Studies

CURRENT AGE & PROJECTED AGE UPON GRADUATION YEAR: 
20/2016.

 

HERO POWERS: 
Flight and teleportation.

PASSIONS/HOBBIES: 
Tennis, ice hockey, health and wellness/nutrition, intellectual debate, public speaking, fundraising, social media management.


WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 YEARS AND 10 YEARS AFTER COLLEGE GRADUATION:
5 Years: Working in a major city with a startup (either my own or something that truly interests me), hopefully in a committed long-term relationship with a dog (I really want a dog now, but college seems to be too early for that commitment).

10 Years: Exec. Position with a job I am passionate about, married, expecting children and able to sustain a lifestyle that suits my needs physically and financially.

TOP 3 LIFE GOALS and HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE THEM:
1.  Travel to all of the countries and regions in the world that I have always wanted to see, and then some that I never anticipated. Will achieve by managing my finances and always making time to travel with friends and family.
2.  Starting a family…
3.  Being financially successful while continuing my passion for inducing social change.

 

BIGGEST TAKE-AWAY(S) FROM YOUR CANCER EXPERIENCE: 
1.  The cancer community and the identity of being a cancer survivor. No other community that is more supportive and inclusive than this one, nor is they’re any identity that I am more proud of.
2.  Perspective. After undergoing a emotional, physical, and spiritual transformation after being diagnosed with cancer, I have been given a new outlook on life that has changed my values and what I find important.