Graduation year: 2013
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
Major: Voice with Elective Studies in Media
Position on CU: Events Coordinator
Involvement at Wheaton: SAO, Filmmaker, Social Chair for Concert Choir (2011)
Why CU? I wanted to be on College Union because of the powerful impact CU makes on the whole campus. The level of professionalism in their events impressed me and made me want to get behind the scenes and contribute to furthering the culture-making at Wheaton.
About me: I grew up in Glenview and Buffalo Grove, IL. Wheaton was not on my radar for colleges I wanted to attend. Through God’s grace and His mysterious hand, I came to Wheaton and have loved my experience. I have a younger sibling who attends U of I as a sophomore. My biggest passions are acting and filmmaking and I plan on pursuing an acting career after college.
Where’s your favorite place on campus to connect with friends? I love going over to friends’ apartments or houses to hang out. It’s cool to hang out in a more personal setting where we can forget about schoolwork.
If you had to perform in the Talent Show what would your act be and who would be in it? I would like to cover the whole back wall with blue and light blue fabric, set fans along the side so it makes the fabric look like water, attach wires on harnesses and pretend to swim with other people dressed like fish. Maybe have a live orchestra playing ambient, ocean-y music in the background. Maybe battle a shark…I don’t know. I’ve seen something like this done in Cirque Du Soleil and thought it was the coolest thing!
Favorite CU event? My favorite event has been the annual Class Film Festival. Being a filmmaker, I was ecstatic to find out Wheaton had an event like this let alone done so professionally and well! I think that it’s great to have an event where students work on the project for most of the year and get to present it at this big momentous event. It’s our own little academy awards show!
How has the community at Wheaton impacted you? I was so surprised by the warm embrace I received my freshmen year from the Wheaton community. Having never experienced anything like this before, I felt so touched and uplifted. Attending Wheaton helped me realize how important it is to have a strong community in our lives for support and growth. My only hope is that I have not taken this wonderful experience for granted, because if there’s one thing that every student should leave Wheaton College with, it’s the friendships and connections one makes in a place like Wheaton.