- Richard gained a passion for cooking and baking from his beloved father who passed away when he was young; because his father was not one to dwell on sadness, Richard tried to remain positive and push forward, maturing quickly as the only male in his household.
- He persevered to become president of the National Honor Society and a Mile High Scholar, a recognition by DSST faculty and staff of community and academic student leaders.
- Described as a ‘quiet lion’ by his advisor, Richard’s unique approach to leadership and his genuine knack for developing connections with his peers has meant that, as a teacher put it, “when Richard speaks, his classmates listen”.
- He is passionately working towards owning his own bakery in Denver one day.
JOHNSON AND WALES UNIVERSITY
Class of 2019