FAIS alumnus Asa Miller ('14) represented the Philippines in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, competing in the giant slalom. In this alumni spotlight, Asa shares about his Olympic experience, his time at FAIS, and more!
“The largest thing I would say I’ve learned is how to overcome opposition and challenges. Things don’t always go as planned, no matter what you’re doing. But learning how to improvise and adjust has become a daily skill that is applicable everywhere. A second skill I’ve begun learning is how to cope with pressure to perform. Skiing in the Olympics was an eye-opening moment, and it’s rare to feel the kinds of stress that I did before competing. Learning a routing and how my brain functions competitively have been key for executing my plan and skiing my best.”