Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Plans after graduation
I will be attending University of Illinois at Chicago in their PhD program in Cognitive Psychology
How did Augustana prepare you for life after college?
The psychology department has done a fabulous job preparing me for the intensive research work associated in graduate programs. I have had an incredible number of opportunities to both conduct and present my research at conferences both nationally, and even internationally.
What are you looking forward to about life after graduation?
I am extremely excited to attend the PhD program at UIC, and obtaining my doctorate so that I can pursue my goal of becoming a college professor.
What will you miss about Augustana?
I will miss the intimate small school feel, and the professors that I can now say are my friends.
What was your favorite memory from Augie?
Working on various research projects with my mentor Dr. Corts and being given the opportunity to present that research in Liverpool last summer.
What advice would you give to current students?
Get as involved in clubs and activities as you can! I was a member of the schools Ultimate Frisbee team and made my closest friends through that and various other organizations that I was a part of. Do anything and everything that interests you, you won't regret it!