What do you want to be when you grow up, and why?
I want to be a pediatrician in a hospital setting (such as emergency, ICU, orthopedics, etc.). I deal well in stressful situations, and want to make a lasting impact on the lives of others.
Why did you choose WSU?
The community was fantastic, and I knew WSU would help me grow in a positive way, and help me reach my future goals.
What is your favorite place to study?
I really enjoy studying in the Compton Union Building (CUB) or the Cyber Cafe (in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education). The CUB offers many different environments, depending on what type of study atmosphere you like, and the Cyber Cafe has great food and is a comfortable place to be when studying for a good chunk of time.
What advice do you have for new Cougar students?
Get involved right away, but do not jump into everything. Part of college is learning how to manage your time, and with that comes making sacrifices and prioritizing. I am not saying that you won't be able to do everything that you want to do, but you just have to keep in mind that you are here for school, and the extra curricular activities offered should enhance your educational experience, not harm it.
What advice do you have for new Cougar parents?
Right away, have a conversation with your student about your expectations for him/her, and also his/her expectations for you as they come to WSU. Going to college is a huge transition, and therefore it is also a growing experience. It isn't necessarily going to be easy for either of you, but there is definitely a balance between being involved and invested in your child's life and future, and also taking a step back to let them discover themselves and the direction they want their lives to take. You have raised them and prepared them for this. Trust that they can make the right decisions for themselves.
Favorite Class and Why: Anatomy, because I love learning about the human body
Favorite Books: Harry Potter!
Resident Advisor in Residence Life
Social Justice Committee, Residence Life
Director of Programming for the National Residence Hall Honorary
Anatomy Student Assistant
Study Abroad (Fall 2011)