San Francisco, CA- On April 10, 2019, I placed second in the Toastmasters Division A International Speech Competition with my inspirational speech, “Failure in not an Option.” The winner, Aaron Samson, went on to compete for the designation of World Champion of Public Speaking, the highest public speaking award in the world. On June 6, 2019, I reprised my speech by request for Slalom Toastmasters in Palo Alto, CA.