Expected Grad Date
Greek Life, VP of Educational Programming on Panhellenic, volunteer at MLK youth center
Highlands Ranch, CO
Mountain Vista High School
Favorite Spot on Campus
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 has been Advanced Applied Neuroscience with Dr. Lineweaver because of the setup of the class. The class is only thirteen students and the style is unique in the way that we have to read to prepare for class and discuss what we read. Then everyday there are quizzes rather than a combined test. We also have days with “fishbowl discussions” were we have to analyze primary articles and talk about them in groups of four in front of the whole class. This non-lecture style provides a fresher learning style where I feel that I have been able to retain information on a higher level.
What is it like to be a part of the Butler Community? Who is your Butler Community?
The Butler community is an inclusive and welcoming place where you always have someone to go to. There are several small communities within the overall Butler community that I belong to, including the Greek life community, student ambassador community, science and liberal arts community, as well as several others. There are so many different types of people from different backgrounds that provide a comforting community to be in.
How will your Butler experience help you after graduation?
My Butler experience will provide me with self confidence, personal skills, and of course the knowledge I need to present myself to others in the future. Plus, for graduate school, Butler will provide me with the academic skills I need to be successful.
What’s your favorite memory of your Butler experience, so far?
My favorite Butler memory has been my first Butler basketball game. It was the first time I had been into Hinkle Fieldhouse and I was with all of my first-year friends. I was in the Dawg Pound and we had gotten a free t-shirt with the Butler logo on it. Every seat was sold out and the crowd roared continuously. During the game, I realized my phone was ringing. My Dad was calling to tell me he had seen me on TV cheering with my friends behind the basketball hoop. It was the first time that I recognized that Butler is such an passionate, tight-knit community with a big school feel.
What were your primary factors in making your college decision?
Honestly the primary factor in my college decision was the small-school feel and the comparison of professors between my top two schools. Both schools were small and had relatively small class sizes, but Butler overall had more genuine professors, better class choices, and every time I was on campus I felt like I fit in. Each time I was on campus I felt welcomed and like the students and faculty were excited to have me here. Plus, Trip (our live mascot) was a definite bonus.
What makes you most proud to be a Bulldog?
I am most proud to be a bulldog due to the dedication and motivation of my peers. Each and every person at Butler has a story to be shared, and everyone is accepting of each other.
What does the Butler Way mean to you?
The Butler Way is having compassion for one another, while looking out for everyone even if you may not know them. Being a supportive community and creating a safe space for people of all backgrounds is important and a priority for Butler students.