Hometown: Freeport, Illinois
Plans after graduation
I will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to get my master's in International Public Health.
How did Augustana prepare you for life after college?
I feel that my education in the core biological sciences has more than prepared me for graduate school, and that the liberal arts multidisciplinary approach, especially with my minors in Anthropology and Environmental studies, has given me a way of looking at the world that is integral to being a
What are you looking forward to about life after graduation?
I look forward to a new start at a new place. It is fun getting to meet new people and forge a new place for myself in a totally new environment. I am also looking forward to navigating the challenges that exist in the professional world.
What will you miss about Augustana?
The friends and connections that I have made over the past for years with my involvement in all of the student groups that I have been a part of. I have made so many friends that I will never forget. I will also miss the life laden with activities and things to do; in spite of the stressfulness of school, there was rarely a moment of boredom in the last 4 years.
What was your favorite memory from Augie?
Spending random nights just talking late into the night with friends about life or other philisophical issues. Loosing sleep over the nothingness that is learning more about one's self and one's world. I think that I have learned as much out of the class room here at Augustana as I have in them.
What advice would you give to current students?
Work hard but enjoy every moment. Get involved with every group that interests you and be sure to get out into the community and give back to QCA. It will make your college experience so much more fulfilling.