When you are trying to qualify for the Olympic trials and run about 100 miles a week, you're pretty decent. But, what's more inspiring is Sandy's willingness to not just slow down, but turn around and be with people who are usually left behind. As the College Director of a predominantly black church, Sandy deeply desires to learn, regardless of how people may perceive him. A defining moment for him was back in grad school when he attended a local college baseball game in Chapel Hill. While in the stands, he noticed the significant lack of diversity. What surprised him more was that he noticed. "There's a different lens now," he stated to me. That perspective was created by going to a diverse church in grad school after growing up Methodist and attending Georgetown. In undergrad, Sandy experienced diversity while running college track and playing basketball. I think that's about the same for anyone who's played sports. But, what's peculiar and refreshing about Sandy is that he doesn't seek to learn to patronize. He longs to love better. He knows for him, that has to start with humility and asking questions. He believes love grows from genuinely getting to know someone and what they care about. Most importantly, it's purified by him allowing himself to give who he fully is to the other person as well. "I hope I underwhelm you on social media and overwhelm you in person," he chuckled. I hope that we all do, Sandy.