Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Ballet, Modern Dance, and News-Editorial Journalism
What I want to do with my major: I hope to tour the world and dance professionally in a company immediately after school ends. If that doesn’t pan out I hope to travel through Europe, on a Fulbright research scholarship, studying how the culture of dance shifts from country to country and how the media captures and influences that culture.
Campus involvement: I try to get as involved as possible in many facets of the Horned Frog Community. My favorite leaderships experiences have been where I could use leadership to enhance the first-year experience of new students. These positions include: RA in Milton Daniel Hall, Former OSA, Frog Camp Facilitator, Former Connections Director, Connections nentor, and Frogs First Leader.
Why I chose TCU: I finally chose TCU in a very complicated fashion, but it boiled down to one word: community. When I stepped foot onto TCU’s campus, I immediately felt like I belonged. The people here were friendly, and guided me around campus. The environment was very warming. The fact that we have DI sports, and obviously the strength of my academic areas of study, influenced my decision as well.
Why I’m glad I joined the JVR: I’m glad I joined the John V. Roach Honors College because this has allowed me to truly explore what it means to be a learner and not just a student. I will be a student for the next year and a half; however, I have the propensity to be a learner for the rest of my life! My JVR experiences has helped me learn how to learn effectively and think analytically so that I can thrive in all aspects of my life.
Favorite Honors class: Honors European History 1789 to the Present has been my favorite Honors class, and is easily my favorite non-performance based class at TCU. Honors Literature and Civilization II is a close second.
Favorite place on TCU’s Campus: My favorite place on TCU’s Campus is the great land of Milton Daniel—the honors residence hall on campus. Being an RA there for the past two years have really helped me grow as a person and truly taught me how to live in and positively contribute to a community.
Favorite JVR memory: My favorite JVR memory was winning Honors College’s Paul Wassenich Founder’s Award, named in honor of the first Director of the TCU Honors Program, at 2011’s Honors Banquet.
Coolest TCU or JVR experience: My coolest TCU experience would have to be my first dance concert freshman year. It truly put into perspective what I could look forward to my four years at TCU and in my career to come.
Favorite TV show and why: I don’t watch television unless it’s a sporting event; therefore, I have no favorite show.
Three unusual things about myself:
- My initials spell my first name
- I am a black belt in goshin jujitsu
- I have completed and beaten the gallon challenge.