Psychology, Art+Design, and Religion Minor
Expected Grad Date
Butler University Dance Marathon Executive Board, Marketing & Communications for Student Government Association, Delta Gamma – VP Foundations, Radiate Bible Study, Butler Student Ambassador
Zionsville Community High School
Favorite Spot on Campus
Student Workroom in Robertson Hall
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What’s been your favorite course at Butler so far and why?
My favorite course was my First Year Seminar: Visiting Writers Series, with Professor Furuness. We spent time in deep and intriguing conversation to discuss books of authors that presented at Butler University. I truly felt like I was in a real life book club because I could ask the authors why they chose to kill off my favorite character, or why didn’t this couple fall in love? All the books we read fell under the category of what makes you uncomfortable, which was a change of pace for me from high school. This was a perfect introduction to how a Liberal Arts college degree was going to benefit me for the rest of my life.
What is it like to be a part of the Butler Community?
Walking through campus, I cannot help myself from having a huge smile on my face even if I am having the worst day. The Butler Community is constantly raising my spirits and giving me impactful opportunities to be a part of things bigger than myself. The Butler Community has closed doors, but has led me to bigger open doors that I would have never ventured to. My Butler community is the Butler University Dance Marathon Executive family, the everlasting friendships I made in the D wing at ResCo, my sorority sisters, the wonderful people that work in the PULse office, my professors that put my education and well-being first, and everyone else that will scream “Go Dawgs” at anytime of the day.
How will your Butler experience help you after graduation?
The Butler Experience has made me a well-rounded and responsible person. After I graduate, I will be able to take any job opportunity I receive and make the most out of it. Butler has taught me that any role is valuable and that no matter how small that role has been previously, there is always room to take a new approach and make it grow. Butler has made my creative mind flourish more than I ever thought it could and for that I am forever grateful.
What’s your favorite memory of your Butler experience, so far?
I was squeezed into a row with squeaky bleachers to the point where I truly didn’t have a spot to actually sit down. There was no point in sitting down because the Butler Men’s Basketball team was playing number-one ranked Villanova and the score was close. I was surrounded by all my best friends after a long day of Panhellenic recruitment and I felt so unified to each and everyone of them, even if I knew at the end of the week we would be living in different houses. It was a dawg win and Hinkle Fieldhouse in its entirety was jumping for joy and storming the court with excitement. The court has never felt the same as it did in that amazing moment where I knew that no matter what I do within my four years at Butler, I will always be a Dawg and Hinkle will always unite a family.
What were your primary factors in making your college decision?
Through my college decision, I wanted to find a college that would give me opportunities to continue activities that shaped me through high school. I also wanted a college that wasn’t so large in student population that I would just be a number on a class list or just someone to choose out of a hat to be in leadership positions. Butler made me feel comfortable that both of those concerns would be fulfilled.
What makes you most proud to be a Bulldog?
My Butler community is out and about making a difference, raising awareness, and seeking change to benefit the community and world we live in. I am truly inspired by the 110 organizations that Butler has to offer, and truly impacted by the individuals that spend a crazy amount of hours making sure that their organization is flourishing and doing well. Just like Trip, Butler students are running around from place to place making small positive impacts that will turn into a larger difference.
What does the Butler Way mean to you?
The Butler Way is family and pure joy. I put myself second to the Butler community around me just like my professors and organization supervisors put themselves second to benefit me. The Butler Way is being a role model to help inspire the perspective and upcoming Bulldogs to be better than the class before. There is always room for improvement and that is what the Butler way continues to teach me.