Graduation year: 2013
Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Major: International Relations
Involvement at Wheaton: Student Government, The Record, OMD
Why SG? I find the inner workings of the College quite fascinating as well as the academic and personal manifestations of its commitment to developing “whole and effective Christians.”
About me: I was born in Detroit, MI, but grew up in the northwest suburb of Farmington Hills. My parents have been married for over 23 years and are also Detroit natives. I have a younger sister who is 2 years and 4 months my junior. I am a first generation Wheaton student, which is both exciting and challenging at times. My short term plan is to graduate from Wheaton and work overseas for an international firm or in foreign affairs for 2-3 years then return to the States to pursue an advanced degree. Then I’d like to settle down somewhere on the East Coast.
Why Wheaton? As a learner and deep thinker, I was very curious to see how I would emerge from college having been taught from a Christian worldview. I am also the recipient of the Don and Ann Church Scholarship, which my family and I are exceedingly grateful for.
What impact would you like Student Government to have on campus this year? Abstractly, I’d like to compel students to identify and nurture their creative spirits and be inspired by one another. More concretely, I’d like for Student Government to play a significant role in the improvement of student and alumni relations at Wheaton College.
When you’re not studying or working on projects, where can you be found on campus? Running in the SRC
Describe Wheaton in three words: Always strangely rewarding
Favorite Wheatonism: Christian hipsters
Most memorable experience at Wheaton: “Oct-tem-ber Fest” - Halloween party on Traber 7 my freshmen year
What makes Wheaton unique? The College works hard to create and sustain a spiritual climate that is conducive to the teachings of Jesus while leaving room for personal discovery and intellection.
Favorite campus event: Party in the Penthouse (seventh floor of Traber dorm)