Christina's activities: Symphonic Band, Sigma Alpha Iota (international music fraternity)
Majors: Music and sociology
Internship: Outreach intern at Harvest Bible Chapel, Davenport
Post-grad plans: Marketing assistant at Chick-fil-A
Why did you choose to attend Augustana?
The music department was the clincher for me. I immediately loved the campus and the people, but the music department held a high standard (and still does) and was immediately my home.
Are you where you thought you’d be four years ago?
Definitely not. I changed my major, and therefore my entire post-grad plan, plus I'm staying in the Quad Cities instead of moving back to Chicago.
Who helped you get to where you are now?
Dr. Lambrecht, Mrs. Lambrecht, Dr. Croll — all my professors and advisors who listened to me talk. They help me process the thoughts that get jumbled in my head, and I couldn’t have found my place without their guidance.
A peak experience?
Freshmen year the Symphonic Band went on tour to Italy. Spending 10 days with my best friends in a beautiful country playing amazing music to incredible audiences — it will forever be a highlight of my Augustana experience.
What did you learn about yourself in these past four years that surprised you?
I have learned that I don't have to have it all together to keep moving forward. Plans change, and sometimes things are just unknown. No matter what, life keeps going and you figure it out someday! (maybe)
How did you use your Augie Choice?
I studied abroad in Paris — music and literature — for five weeks over the summer with Dr. Hall and Dr. Gillette. A dream come true!
What will you miss the most?
Getting to do life so closely with some of my best friends and the best people (students and faculty) I know.
Advice for the Class of 2018?
Don't be afraid of change. It's good to have plans and goals, but they'll probably change — let them!