Went To Israel with my Mother and one brother, came back and started wearing a kipah all the time. I went to a public high school where I was the only one who was wearing a kipah out of 3000+ students (maybe 1% jewish or less).
Decided to keep kosher
I grew up keeping kosher, and when I went to college I experimented a little, and then re-decided to keep kosher for myself.
Jewish Communal Leader
At Brandeis - for a few years - a lay-leader. I would lead shabbat 'tisches' and services in shul.
Began studies at Pardes, with a number of amazing teachers, including Rav Landes and Rav Elisha