College of Charleston | Exercise Science
Marine Corps | Reconnaissance Marine
Hi, my name is Kyle, and I am fortunate to be a Next Step Inbound (NSI) representative at the College of Charleston. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where I spent most of my time focusing on sports, such as football, baseball, and golf. After I graduated high school, I thought I would never pursue academics again. At 17 years old, I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps (USMC). I proudly served five years as a Reconnaissance Marine in freefall teams at both 3rd and 1st Force Reconnaissance Companies, where I served as a Scout and Assistant Team Leader. I traveled worldwide, training and deploying, not realizing any of these experiences would significantly impact me when I transitioned into academia.
The experiences I had in the USMC as a Recon Marine helped me grow and mature a tremendous amount. During this time, I concluded that I had a passion for medicine. Amid my active-duty service, I attended the University of Maryland’s online program and became certified as an EMT. After separating from the military, I applied to the College of Charleston to pursue a degree in Exercise Science. Despite my lack of high school academic performance, I quickly realized the relentless mentality and character traits that all service members have, play a significant role in academic success. Moving forward, my next step is to apply to Medical School or Physician Assistant School.
Currently, I am a Nursing Assistant at the Medical University of South Carolina. When I am not studying, I love surfing, weightlifting, and training my border collie, Scipio! I am very excited to work with you and be a part of NSI! I know how challenging the transition to college, and civilian life can be, but I assure you, you can do it. I’m here to help you navigate through the process, so please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or issues.