Year in School: Junior Major: Psychology Minor: Biology Hometown: Glen Elder, Kansas
Involvement on campus
CEHSP Peer Advisor
Worship and Leadership Team in Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
Member of University Honors
Departmental research involvement
Psychology Student Representative of CEHSP Technology Council
Duluth Student Representative of UMN Senate Governance: Social Concerns Committee
Member of Psi Chi Honors Society
Fun fact about you
I lived in Duluth for the first year of my life, but my family moved to a very small town in North Central Kansas, and that is where I ended growing up! Both of my parents and eldest brother attended UMD as well, and my family has now moved back to Duluth.
Why are you excited to be a peer advisor?
The CEHSP advising office is special to me. I frequently visited the office during my first year of college. The Academic and Peer advisors always created a welcoming atmosphere, and I left feeling less stressed and more confident in my academic path than before. Being a peer advisor is exciting and important because I love helping others, especially when it is related to educational guidance. Additionally, I believe in giving back in ways that benefit others when I have already received generous amounts of advice and services from others. My goal is to help my peers the same way I received help during periods of confusion, frustration, tears, and even joy. Also, go dogs!
What is your favorite thing about UMD?
My favorite thing about UMD is the faculty members I have been able to connect with. I find it inspiring that faculty are so supportive of student research; they genuinely want to see the students succeed not only for the sake of the school but also for the student's growth. Overall, I am beyond grateful for being in CEHSP because of the overwhelming sense of community I have received and seen throughout my academic career so far!