Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Graduation Year: 2015
Involvement at Wheaton: Varsity Golf, Solidarity Cabinet, Student Chaplain, Gospel Ensemble
Why Wheaton? When I began my college search, I was at a critical point in my faith. I was really beginning to truly know God and not just know about him. When I set foot on Wheaton's campus, everyone was on Christmas break and the weather was awful, but I had this overwhelming feeling that this was where I was supposed to be. God provided and here I am!
Why your major? I initially came in to Wheaton as a Biology/Pre-medicine student. I moved through freshman year fine, but as classes started sophomore year, I was excited about my major. I talked with friends and my parents and after some deliberation, I decided to switch to Applied Health Science. I LOVE IT. I am hoping to attend medical school when I graduate, and I feel so engaged and excited about the material I am learning in this major. Don't get me wrong, our Biology program here is phenomenal, but it wasn't a good fit for me. The hands-on, human body oriented learning I receive in AHS excites me and affirms my desire to pursue medicine.
Favorite class and what you liked about it: I took Human Anatomy with Dr. Townsend and was truly captivated by it. It is incredible to learn about the intricacies of our body systems and then go to lab and touch them. I have never been so excited about learning. On top of that, Dr. Townsend believes so passionately in each of her students, which made me want to push myself even more.
Favorite place on campus: I'm not sure I have a favorite place on campus. When I'm with friends, any place I get to be with them is great.
Free time activities: I love Netflix. In any free time I have, I watch television shows on Netflix or watch one of the many movies I have acquired over the years. I also really enjoy reading, but during the semester I don't get the chance to read leisurely very often.
One thing you wish you knew about college before you got here: I wish I had grasped how much growth I would go through once in college. It is amazing to look back and see how much I have developed as an individual, as a friend, as a Christian. It catches you off guard, in a good way. There's no way to truly prepare for the experiences you'll go through, but I would have loved to have been reminded to surrender to the Lord's specific plan for my continued formation.