Middle/Secondary Education and English
Expected Grad Date
Butler University Marching Band, Butler University Basketball Band, Various volunteer projects in the city, Band service sorority (TBS)
Lakes Community High School
Favorite Spot on Campus
Efroymson Center for Creative Writing
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a teacher who works in third world countries.
What’s been your favorite course at Butler so far and why?
My favorite course at Butler so far, is my FYS: Visiting Writers Series. Not only was the class itself amazing and my professor pushed me to think, write, and read differently, but the people are really what made this class so special to me. I loved that I was able to meet each member of my class through welcome week and then spend a whole school year together. On the last day of class, we shared our favorite memories and it was surreal that I had only met them nine months prior, but through our relationships built inside and outside of the class, it felt like I had known them forever. I also thoroughly enjoyed taking the Visiting Writers Series FYS, because I loved being able to read an author’s work, discuss it with my classmates, and then have the opportunity to meet the author here at Butler and listen to their voice and purpose behind their stories.
What is it like to be a part of the Butler Community? Who is your Butler Community?
Being a part of the Butler Community is life changing. When I was looking for schools, marching band was a big factor for me because I knew I would find my family there and I have. I loved knowing that when I came to Butler I would already have friends here because we all dedicate our time to the same practice and love spending time with one another. I have also found community within my major, my core courses, and through working as a BSA.
How will your Butler experience help you after graduation?
Butler is giving me the chance to have real world experiences, before being in the real world. As an education major, I have already been in about ten different classrooms learning about what it mean to be a teacher first hand. I know that these observations and tutoring experiences are letting me practice before being thrown into the fire on my own. I get the experience and practice that I need in order to be ready for the day I have my own classroom, even before I start student teaching.
What’s your favorite memory of your Butler experience, so far?
During Spring Break 2017, I was able to travel to New York with the basketball band for the Men’s Big East Tournament. While I was there, a few friends and I decided to see a Broadway production. When we arrived at the theater, we were looking around for our other friends who had seats in different locations. As I was looking, I noticed that there was a young lady wearing a Butler shirt and next to that young lady was President Danko. I turned to my friend and we could not believe it. We were going to watch a Broadway show in New York with President Danko. Of course we were both wearing Butler gear and he noticed. He came over to speak with us and we ended up talking about the amazing Butler Community. I love knowing that we have students, factually, and even members of the board willing to travel miles to see our school participate in activities and give them the support they need.
What were your primary factors in making your college decision?
For me, my main factors in my college decision were: a school out of state, a marching band, smaller sized school, a college of education, a school that supports volunteering, study abroad programs, and students who enjoy their campus. I have all of that here at Butler and have received so much more than I could have expected. With my college decision, I wanted to go big or go home. I picked schools, like Butler, that almost no one from my high school was planning on going to. I wanted to do something that no one else was doing. I wanted to go out on my own and be independent. And I did just that. I came to Butler not knowing anyone on campus and I was quickly welcomed by every student here and I knew I could find my place here at Butler.
What makes you most proud to be a Bulldog?
I am so proud to be a Butler Bulldog because of the students. I truly believe that each student on campus is doing something amazing, whether it be through sports, internships, organizations, or their majors. Bulldogs are here to learn and take their education into their own hands. Bulldogs are here to pave new paths. Bulldogs are willing to go the extra mile and do what is right. Being a Bulldog truly means being a above a class above the rest.
What does the Butler Way mean to you?
The Butler Way means taking care of others and yourself. Being at Butler means being apart of a team. Our students know that we need to depend on each other to succeed, but we also have to carry our own weight, even if that means venturing out own our own. The Butler Way promotes taking a look at yourself as an individual and were you excel and where you lack. Then it takes courage to share that with the community and find people on your team who can help you succeed.