a brief autobiography
Noah Scott Sveiven
I was born on 20 April 2001, and I am currently a first-year student at Stanford University.
I've served as an elected representative of my fellow students and an appointed representative of the youth of my community, and I've won numerous oratorical contests. In the summer of 2017 I studied at Georgetown University through a summer program for high school students, and in the summer of 2018 I studied at Yale University as a Young Global Scholar. In the summer of 2019 I studied Norwegian at the University of Oslo International Summer School.
Before Stanford, I concurrently attended SOAR High School and Antelope Valley College. During my junior year of high school, I served as Student Body President. During my senior year of high school, I was the student member of the Board of Trustees of the Antelope Valley Union High School District. My term began in July 2018 and ended on 30 June 2019. The turbulence of this period has been extensively, and illuminatingly, covered by the Antelope Valley Press.
As an adult, I hope to serve others in the mold of those about whom I have learned. Whether this hope will come to pass in the chambers of the judiciary, the trails of a gubernatorial campaign, or the corridors of a legislature, or some other meaningful location, I do not know. However, I have set my bearings and am accelerating with hope.
I enjoy writing letters to friends, listening to music, and eating delicious vegan meals. My academic focuses include the history and jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court; the primate species bonobos; environmental science; and political philosophy and ethics.
For as long as I live, I will continue to learn what I can, improve the tenor of my daily deeds, and use the power of words to ameliorate the ills of our beloved world. Joy is my life's purpose: to pursue it, to foster it, to share it, and to celebrate it.