Hometown: Rensselaer, Indiana
Major: Middle Secondary Education and Spanish
Co-curricular activities: Club Swim, College Mentors for Kids, Lilly Scholars Network, Student worker in University Advancement

Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a student at Butler?

A: The professors at Butler have made my time as a student so special. On the first day of classes, each of my professors made it clear that they’d be accessible as much as possible, and they’ve honestly exceeded my expectations. They are always willing to help, no matter the day or time.

Q: What service-related activities have you participated in?

A: I’m involved in Butler’s College Mentors for Kids chapter, which is an organization that serves local Indianapolis children. These children have been identified by their teachers and school leaders as children who would benefit from having an extra adult mentor in their lives. Every Tuesday, students come to campus and we meet and hang out with them and lead them in fun, learning-centered activities. As an Education major, this is right up my alley and has been so fulfilling.

Q: What’s your favorite spot on campus?

A: Irwin Library. I love the different vibes each corner and floor have—there is truly a study space for every mood.

Q: Which faculty member has inspired you the most?

A: Professor Theresa Meyer in the College of Education has most inspired me during my time at Butler. I am a student in her Exploring Educator Identity class and am always so encouraged and eager for my career in education upon leaving her classroom. She is one of the most enthusiastic educators I’ve ever witnessed and have had the privilege of learning from. She always offers to help her students with whatever they need.

Q: What do you want to do upon graduation?

A: After graduation, I want to begin my career as a Middle or High School Spanish teacher while working on earning my Masters in Education. I am so excited to help the next generation of students learn from others and themselves and to help them share their gifts with the world.