Actuarial Science and Spanish
Expected Grad Date
Butler University Dance Marathon Marketing Director, Butler University Student Foundation Alumni Relations Director, Radiate Bible Study Treasurer, Alpha Phi, Gamma Iota Sigma
Avon High School
Favorite Spot on Campus
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Product Development Actuary
What’s been your favorite course at Butler so far and why?
My favorite course was my First Year Seminar, Faith, Doubt, and Reason. I am an actuarial science major and came into college only wanting to take classes in my major. However, all first year students are required to take a First Year Seminar. Faith, Doubt, and Reason stretched my mind every time I went to class. I enjoyed the discussions and how open minded the professor is. After my professor took me out to coffee to talk more about the class, l ended up becoming a religion minor! Now, I appreciate the balance in my class schedules as I get to bounce back and forth between classes on shorting stocks and financial derivatives to process theology and God of the Gaps.
What is it like to be a part of the Butler Community? Who is your Butler Community?
The Butler community is my sorority, my workplace, my friends in my classes, and my friends in my organizations. One of the best parts of Butler is that there is so much overlap in these groups with the same people. Therefore, you really know your community and feel like you have a place to call home. At the same time, there are always new Bulldogs to meet and so many amazing people at Butler!
How will your Butler experience help you after graduation?
My Butler experience will equip me extensively for my career as an actuary. I will have passed at least three exams by the time I graduate, which demonstrates the excellence of Butler’s actuarial department. In addition, I will have ample job opportunities from Butler’s rich network to insurance companies. Beyond actuarial work, I will be prepared to be a productive and educated citizen. My liberal arts education has taught me skills far beyond what I will use in calculating insurance rates.
What’s your favorite memory of your Butler experience, so far?
My favorite memory is the last day of school last year. I had just finished my last final of my first year at Butler, and my friends and I wanted to celebrate a great first year! Looking around our beloved D2 wing in ResCo, we became extremely sentimental about leaving the next day. We decided to grab dinner and then sit in my best friend’s room, as we had many of nights, and reminiscence on the highs and lows of the year. At midnight, we sprinted over to star fountain and jumped into it! (Shhhh!) There was truly nothing better than getting to sit in a dorm room with my best friends and just appreciate how incredible our first years at Butler were.
What were your primary factors in making your college decision?
Often I was asked what I wanted in a college. Being a highschool student at the time, I was terribly confused at what I wanted in a college since I had never been to college. Ultimately, I looked for my favorite things in high school (community and mentors) in a college. The mentors at Butler University are unmatched. Whether it is a professor taking special interest in students and asking them to go to coffee to discuss how their year is going or upperclassmen taking the time to get to know younger students and mentor them through organizations and classes, there is no shortage of people who will go out of their way to help. In addition, the community of Butler is what truly makes it special. People do not just feel “eh” about Butler. THEY LOVE THE DAWGS! People watch out for each other and truly want the best for each other.
What makes you most proud to be a Bulldog?
I am most proud to be a Bulldog because of our culture. Butler fosters a growth mindset, encouraging students to find their fullest potential. Inside and outside the classroom, Butler students support each other. Whether it be cheering for the basketball team, studying for a difficult class, or planning for a philanthropy event, when Butler students do something, they are ALL IN.
What does the Butler Way mean to you?
The Butler Way is not just a motto or set of values, it embodies daily life in the Butler University student body. The Butler Way is collaborating with friends while studying. The Butler Way is watching someone’s personal belongings in Starbucks for them when they leave. The Butler Way is saying “Go Dawgs!” at least once a day. The Butler Way is upperclassmen pouring into younger students to enrich their experience. The Butler Way is professors getting to know you by more than just a grade. The Butler Way is community above all else