Angela's activities: Community Advisor, Camp Kesem Augustana, Alpha Phi Omega (service), RHA Publicity Chair, National Residence Hall Honorary vice president, Psi Chi psychology honor society
Minors: Anthropology and sociology
Post-grad plans: Master’s program in cognitive and behavioral sciences at Illinois State University.
Why did you choose to attend Augustana?
The campus was beautiful, and I liked the general atmosphere of the college. I felt welcomed by the faculty and enjoyed the fact that there were small class sizes.
Are you where you thought you’d be four years ago?
I could have never imagined where I am today. I have been provided with so many opportunities that I didn't even know were available. I am so happy with where I am today, and I wouldn’t trade my Augustana experience for anything.
Who helped you get to where you are now?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without my parents. They have supported me throughout my four years and encouraged me to strive for the best. Many faculty members have also helped me to achieve my goals.
A peak experience?
A peak experience for me would have to be attending Augustana’s first Camp Kesem camp. The group was started from the ground up, and we were able to provide a very successful free weeklong camp to children whose parents suffer from cancer. This was by far the most amazing week of my life, and it validated all the hard work we had done.
How did you use your Augie Choice?
I attended the Eastern Psychological Association conference in New York to present my research during a poster session. I would not have been able to travel and gain this experience without the help of Augie Choice.
What did you learn about yourself in these past four years that surprised you?
I think I was most surprised by how driven I am. I realize I will do anything to achieve my goals and work hard to make sure it happens.
What will you miss the most?
I will miss the most all the people I have met. I have met my best friends here at Augustana, and I can’t imagine not seeing them every day. So many memories at Augustana involve the people I have surrounded myself with.