Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Early Childhood Education
Home Town: Brunswick, Md.
High School: Brunswick High School
Why did you choose Hood College?
I had danced at Hood for the Gospel Ensemble when I was younger and fell in love with the campus and people — they were all so warm — and ever since that day I knew I was coming here and nowhere else.
Have you participated in an internship or leadership opportunity in the local area or on campus?
I am currently serving as the president of the Black Student Union and I was an orientation assistant for the summer and fall.
What did you gain from that experience?
From my experiences I have gained a lot of confidence. Although I am an outgoing person I don't do so well with people I don't know, and participating in these opportunities have taught me to reach out to people and be more comfortable in my own skin and shown me that I have a lot to offer. I also gain access to a whole new world. Being involved in campus has opened up so many doors and opportunities as well as connected me with people with whom I thought I would never have a connection.
What is your most memorable experience at Hood?
Being a part of the orientation team, I met so many new people, made so many new friends and had so much fun I am glad I decided to do it.
What do you value most about your relationships with your professors?
The fact that they generally care and you're not just a face or another student to them.
What is something that surprised you about Hood?
I can't really say I was surprised by anything.
What was your most rewarding class or academic experience at Hood? Why?
I think my favorite class was my child development class and my foundation of teaching class. In child development I got the opportunity to work in the lab school with preschoolers and it was very rewarding. In my foundations class I worked in a first-grade classroom and enjoyed every moment of it; I am glad I decided to become a teacher.
When you aren't in class, what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Hang out with my friends in Whitaker; it's the perfect place to meet up with people to chat, eat and relax.
What is your favorite campus event?
The dances, bingo, Minute to Win It, movies and pre-exam coffee house.