Hometown: Cincinnati, OH.
Graduation Year: 2014
Involvement at Wheaton: I play the viola in the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra. I am also an editor for the Wheaton Record, working with the InterSection. I play intramural soccer, and I recently got signed on to play intramural volleyball -- not quite sure how that happened!
Why Wheaton? My entire family has attended Wheaton: aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, siblings—you name it. But I also came here because I wanted to study at a Christian college where my faith is accepted and can grow through these formative years. Wheaton is also "academically rigorous," which is something I did not want to sacrifice by attending a Christian college.
Why your major? I've always loved words, whether I'm reading or writing them. But also, let's face it, Wheaton's English department is the best.
Favorite class and what you liked about it : I've loved all of my English classes because my professors are all brilliant and lead incredible discussions.
Favorite place on campus: By the windows in Saga when it's almost empty.
Free time activities: Drinking coffee, running, and reading something that isn't listed on a syllabus.
One thing you wish you knew about college before you got here: It's okay to say "no" when you have three exams the next day, and you're twitching from too much caffeine, and you can't remember the last time you stopped running around.
Wheaton in three words: God. Friends. COLD.
Most memorable experience at Wheaton: Standing below Blanchard, listening to the bells ring when my sister got engaged last fall.
Favorite campus event: Class Films
Favorite Wheatonism: CFA (Crush From Afar). Really kind of creepy, you know?
What person at Wheaton has had the greatest impact on you and why? Dr. Martindale. He is incredibly humble and such a godly man. He and his wife, Nita, are wonderful.
About me: I grew up in Cincinnati, OH. I was the first student to attend a small, Classical and Christian school called Mars Hill Academy from kindergarten through graduation. My education there helped prepare me to face the challenges of Wheaton, and I am very grateful for that. I don't know whether grad school is in my future. Mostly I just hope to eventually be gainfully employed at a publishing company. But we'll see what God has in store.
Bonus fact: I run on coffee. But, I also run half marathons. So maybe it works.