Graduation Year: 2013
Minor: Theater and Drama
Home Town: Frederick, Md.
High School: Tuscarora High School
Why did you choose Hood College?
I chose Hood because Hood is truly a family! I get amazing opportunities herethat I wouldn't get anywhere else, with the support of the Hood community behind me. Hood is small enough that professors know your name and that youknow everyone with whom you cross paths, but it offers amazing, larger-than-life opportunities you could only get at Hood. Hood is, simply put, where I'm happiest.
Have you participated inan internship or leadership opportunity in the local area or on campus?
I've had a variety of leadership opportunities on campus, all thanks to the Hoodsupport system. I'm president of Hood College Student Musical Theatre, a group that I helped get off the ground. I'm also in the Hood Honors Program and am an orientation assistant, admission tour guide and a resident assistant.
What did you gain from that experience?
I love any opportunity to exercise my leadership skills, and Hood offers a ton! I gained résumé-worthy experience as well as skills that I use on a daily basis. I'm comfortable speaking to and interacting with all types of people, thanks to the variety of leadership opportunities offered to me.
What is your most memorable experience at Hood?
My most memorable experience at Hood was Policies for Dollars during my freshman year. As freshman rep, I got to help plan our skit and organize our residence hall for the events. We had so much fun being a part of one of Hood's most notable traditions!
What do you value most about your relationships with your professors?
My professors are constantly looking for ways to help me improve, achieve and think outside the box. They go out of their way to connect with me on both a personal and professional level, and are truly invested in my future. My professors not only offer guidance, but they offer invaluable advice. Many of my professors have helped me create and pursue amazing opportunities, such as my current departmental honors paper in management.
What is something that surprised you about Hood?
Hood embraces what's unique about each student. No one is shunned for being different, and everyone can find something that sparks their interest. Hood is invested in its students—not just for the four collegiate years, but in their future beyond Hood. Just being a Hood student, you know that the Hood values are something that will stay with you forever.
What was your most rewarding class or academic experience at Hood? Why?
I loved my Re-Visioning Motherhood course, an Honors Program elective. We explored the various perspectives that come with motherhood, some of which people aren't often aware. It was an eye-opener and not a "parenting" class like I expected. There were incredible discussions and the class truly bonded over our new paradigms.
When you aren't in class, what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I love being involved! I sing with Choir, Chamber Singers and the student-run a cappella group. I also love my job as an resident assistant in Meyran Hall.When the weather's nice, I like to sit on the quad with my friends and read a book.
What is your favorite campus event?
My favorite campus event is definitely May Madness; it's the perfect way to end another year at Hood! From the crab feast to the hypnotist, every part of May Madness feels like a giant celebration.