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ZACH SHANNON

Hometown:
Grand Forks, ND / Wisconsin Rapids, WI

UW-L Major/Minor:
Marketing and Finance // International Business, Communication, Spanish

Future Goals/Aspirations:
I hope to leave this world a better place than I found it. I want to be a role model for my peers and younger siblings by advocating for diversity, equality and social justice. Aside from that, I want to travel throughout the world and experience new perspectives, cultures and ideas. One day I'd like to be on survivor or big brother, and learn guitar.

Favorite Activity/Hobby:
I enjoy card games, running, breaking in random accents, volleyball, wrestling, singing, watching scary movies, having philosophical conversations and being a big brother.

Words to Live By:
Be warned, I'm a quote nerd.

  • "Live your life honorably, so that when you look back, you can enjoy it a second time."
  • "Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates." - Thomas Szasz
  • "To appreciate the sun, you need to first experience the rain."- Anonymous
  • "Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be." - Karen Raven
  • "Hakuna Matata"

Favorite ATP Memory:
Cody Falling falling asleep and snoring louder than a train during our family time intervention & the GRADE A back massages.

When I think of Awareness through Performance, I think of...
Growth. In my 20 years of being, I acknowledge the most growth and learning within my self during ATP development week. It's a beautiful thing to be able to experience firsthand the impact that ATP creates on an individual and societal level.

Involvement with ATP has had this impact on me:
I've come to realize the power of love and respect. I now believe that I can change the world, and plan on doing just that. I now can and will hold myself to a higher standard.

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