Brooke’s activities: Augustana Choir, Asian Student Organization, Sigma Kappa Tau
Majors: Anthropology and Asian studies
Post-grad plans: Teach abroad for a year and then graduate school
Are you where you thought you’d be four years ago?
Definitely not! As a first-year, I thought I was going to be a music major. I also would not have ever seen myself in a sorority or as the president of an organization.
Besides your family, who helped you get to where you are now?
I would have to say my teachers and advisors. They really supported me when my projects got tough and encouraged me to think outside of the box. I would also say my friends. They always encourage me to do my best and help me when I’m feeling troubled.
What was a peak experience while you were here?
It’s hard to choose, but I would say my experiences on East Asia term. I’ve been studying Asia since I was a first-year but actually going to the place is a much different experience! I learned what Asia is really like, but I also learned about myself as well.
What did you learn about yourself in these past four years that surprised you?
I can do more than I think I can. Even though doing something might be scary, I learned that by following through with your ideas and actually doing it, you will be amazed by the results.
Advice for this fall’s incoming class (Class of 2015)?
Try doing something that you’re scared of and dream big—the results will be more than worth it.