Q: Which professor taught you the most important lesson while at ASU?

A: Dr. Leepsa Madhabika taught me to treat every single day like it’s gold. Her business classes inspired me to push myself to become the best version of myself. Whether that meant growing my education, relationships, or my personality, she taught me to never stop learning. She also taught me to balance, have fun, take every moment in, and be continuously grateful for those who have helped me reach my goals. 

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those still in school?

A: The best way to accomplish any goal is to imagine someone else your age doing the exact same thing, but 10 times better. This mindset helped me continuously strive to be ahead of the game and reach for the stars. 

Q: What was your favorite spot on campus, whether for studying, meeting friends, or just thinking about life?

A: My favorite spot on campus in Lake Havasu was the outdoor patio area of the student center. I would sit and look out at the lake between study breaks. 

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: After graduation, I will continue to expand my photography career using the business and marketing skills that I have learned in college. 

Q: If someone gave you $40 million to solve one problem on our planet, what would you tackle?

A: With this money, I would invest in leadership training for middle school students around the world. Teaching young adults how to professionally present themselves, learn how to reach their goals, speak in public, build relationships with others, or the many other skills that come with leadership training, can help any kid become loving and hyper-successful in their future. 

Bahde was rewarded with the following scholarships: New American University Scholar — Provost's Award, John & Cindy Hughes Scholarship, Sun Angel Business, Havasu Classics, National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, London Bridge Rotary Foundation Inc., Catholic Daughters of America (Court our Lady of the Lake #2213), Marine Corps League Det 757. Lake Havasu City Detachment and London Bridge Lions Club.

Community Outreach Specialist, Lake Havasu City Programs