“The ACE Program provides a unique opportunity to engage with other student-athletes in a challenging environment off the field. This three-week international experience will allow us all to experience a culture that is vastly different from our Stanford community. I am very much looking forward to coaching and interacting with the local children and families from Shangri-la, China to learn and experience all that Yunnan Province has to offer.”
As part of the ACE in China program, Arden will contribute to the sustainable development of underserved communities through youth environmental education and sports while learning about conservation and preservation in Yunnan Province.
Arden’s past experiences with service include membership in Cardinal Council (Stanford’s student-athlete governing body), and volunteer service as a coach for Stanford softball youth camps.