I am really glad I got to know you a lot better this year, after ending up in the same car as you on the OAC trip to Mammoth Caves. When we returned from that 7-hour drive, during which we repeatedly noted how exhausted we both were, we ended up staying up until 3 AM anyway because I had never seen Pierce before and I asked you to give me a tour. We ended up playing ping pong, playing with nerf guns, talking about physics and our families, and running into dozens of your former housemates.
You had an overwhelmingly positive influence in the UChicago community. You inspired me to take adventures, to listen to everybody’s opinions and to respond thoughtfully, and to have several hour conversations with people I run into on the quad. I will miss you every day.