Understand how great you can be and that you are in control. Be like water as you adapt with a positive mindset, it will allow you to maintain energy and enthusiasm along the way. Realizing your potential starts from the inside out.
Take action to efficiently improve every day. With a passionate approach that makes you shiver and feel as though your head is on fire, you can embark on your marathon. Faith must outweigh fear as you embrace the challenges that come along the journey.
The purpose of Transcend is to encourage current and aspiring leaders to raise their standard of excellence in pursuit of their potential. Focusing on giving back and allowing values to lead the way, you will be fulfilled along the climb up your metaphorical mountain.
Forrest, with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance, joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. full-time in New York City in 2020. Having studied at Mercy College and the London School of Economics, he took interest in capital markets and investment strategy. Formerly a member of the Business Honors Program, Forrest leveraged many roles within asset and wealth management. In Virginia, Forrest dedicated time to NW Works, Inc., a non-profit focused on economic empowerment for individuals with long-term disabilities. He loves spending time with his family and friends, outdoors preferably. Through a mixture of deeply rooted values and diverse experience, Forrest is chasing towards a deeper understanding of others to one day assume a leadership role.
Nathan is an Aerospace Engineering and Physics student at Virginia Tech. He is a leader, learner, and focused problem-solver determined to propel the STEM industry forward through the application of fundamental understanding, technical knowledge, and economic considerations. Before becoming an author, Nathan has pursued the goal of motivating and inspiring others through leading a Self-Improvement Seminar. He is also the acting treasurer for the space research center’s Cube Satellite team. His character and achievements have been recognized on multiple occasions through merit scholarships such as Pamplin Scholar and Leader tuition awards. He believes in living a life full of passion and purpose and encourages others to do the same.