Healthcare and Business
Expected Grad Date
CRU, Out of the Dawg House
Fort Wayne, IN
Concordia Lutheran High School
Favorite Spot on Campus
What do you want to be when you grow up?
President of a hospital
What’s been your favorite course at Butler so far and why?
Healthcare Economics has been my favorite course here at Butler. I am passionate about healthcare and how we define health in the United States. Healthcare Economics allowed me to get a bigger picture of how healthcare in this country works and why. I think it allowed me to see the many areas of improvement we, as a country, can make, and how I, as a healthcare professional, can make those impactful changes.
What is it like to be a part of the Butler Community? Who is your Butler Community?
The Butler Community to me is undefinable. While the “Butler Way” is defined for us in a frame on the wall, I personally believe that it is something indescribable. You can’t tell someone what this community is—you have to show them. Through first hand experiences only can someone truly understand what is is like to be a Bulldog. Just a simple walk across campus will give you a glimpse into how different our culture is. We are kind, we are friendly, we are passionate, we are resilient, but most of all we are supportive.
How will your Butler experience help you after graduation?
The most valuable thing I have learned from my Butler experience is how to care. I think my experience at Butler has gone much farther than the classroom. Not only have I learned a lot in the classroom, but I also learned how to be a better person.
What’s your favorite memory of your Butler experience, so far?
My favorite experience at Butler is easily the 2017 home win over Villanova inside Hinkle. That was true Hinkle magic. Experiencing the the Dawgs beat the odds, rushing the court, and an explosion of school spirit is all can ask for.
What were your primary factors in making your college decision?
Apart from finding a program that fit my interests, I wanted to find a school that had the right “feel.” A feeling of community and growth was important for me to find. I wanted a friendly, open, and non-judgemental place to live for the next four years. I think Butler does a fantastic job of showing off those aspects every day. It was easy for me to see the true value in coming to Butler after just one visit. It was a place that was going to help me grow as a person, not just academically.
What makes you most proud to be a Bulldog?
What makes me most proud to be a Bulldog is being associated with innovation and change. From our foundation, Butler has been a hub of innovation. Coming from a place with a rich history for breaking ground in so many areas I am confident that I can also impact this world in a positive way.
What does the Butler Way mean to you?
The Butler Way is indescribable. It isn’t something that can be put into words, but rather is shown or experienced. It’s more than just a set of values. It is how we live our lives. It means being supportive and kind, but it also means having integrity, veracity, and grit.