What do you like about St. Mike's?
I like inclusive everyone is - we all want to help others succeed and are very supportive of each individual's endeavors.
What's your favorite class?
Teaching Inclusive Elementary Classroom with Professor Peterson
What's your favorite spot on-campus?
The quad in the center of the academic buildings.
What's one thing you've learned at SMC that's been surprising or inspiring?
A professor of mine shared this quote in class one day and it has stuck with me as a reminder to make the most of my short college experience: "Stare. It is the way to educate your eyes and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." -Walker Evans
In what ways do you engage or give back to the community?
I volunteer as a mentor and coordinator of the DREAM mentoring program weekly. I traveled to Immokalee, Florida for a week of volunteer work as part of a MOVE service trip. I volunteer at a local dog shelter and I referee local middle and high school girls’ field hockey.
What do you want to do with your life?
I want to be a reading specialist for elementary aged children and help struggling readers succeed.
20 years from now, what do you think a favorite college memory will be?
During my sophomore year my friends and I would cook dinner together every Sunday night. We would set aside homework and cell phones for a few hours and just spend time together cooking and eating. It was a time I always looked forward to!
What makes you happy?
Being surrounded by the friends that have become a second family at SMC.