Luis Lee // Student Story

December 11, 2018

Luis Lee is an Accounting Major at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and was a member of our Social Services Access Team this Fall Semester. 

Whether it be imagining myself walking up the steps of King’s Landing, or taking the game-winning three in game six of the NBA finals, I love to daydream.  My name is Luis and I was born and raised in the colorful state of Colorado.  When it comes to anything basketball related my heart opens like water rushing out of a fire hydrant. LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are players who inspire me to strive to become the best version of myself.  To put the grit and grind in and have the courage to face adversity regardless of doubt or fear.  Luckily for me, I decided to major in accounting at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where my dreams of being an NBA player have been put on hold for the pen and paper.

After graduation, I will join an organization or begin a search for a group of individuals who are willing to bet on themselves and take an idea or vision into full bloom.  I want the opportunity to be able to learn from, grow, and face challenges with people who are willing to see the bigger picture.  I want to forge a team that values the perspective and insight that each brings to the table, and doesn’t lose sight of themselves to medals, contracts, or incentives.

A major passion of mine is eating with friends and family.  It could be at McDonalds or the fanciest restaurant in all of New York, and I’ll feel like a million dollars if good laughs are had.  Second to sharing delicious meals, art and expressing myself through drawing puts a smile on my face.  One day I hope to rent out an apartment room in a high skyrise building in Manhattan.  I would take one of the rooms and empty it out, then cover it entirely in a blank canvas.  There would be one window facing the city skyline surrounded by a sea of white.  I’d invite a few friends and ask them to come stain the world with me.

One of the greatest things about being a part of the Quad is the chance to build relationships with individuals from all sorts of different backgrounds and skillsets.  People are the most interesting thing in this world.  I make it a goal to find out about other’s favorite foods, places they would like to visit, and hobbies because small talk is fun.  There is always something that can be learned from sharing genuine thoughts with an open mind.

I joined the Quad because a fly guy named Jake had a conversation with me during career networking night.  It seemed like a unique opportunity to experience working in teams, dealing with ambiguity, and having a positive impact.  At this point, its safe for me to say that I’ll cherish the memories and participation that I’ve been lucky enough to have from being a part of this.  I am currently a part of the Social Services Access project and it has been humbling to be able to take a deeper look into the community.  The Quad provides a new set of lenses to look at problems from and isn’t afraid to take a dive into the uncertain.