- “My favorite KU memory is…”
A recent one! It was a surreal experience to walk through the Campanile with my best friends and see our families cheering us on from the sidelines. It felt like all of the people, hard work, and experiences I have encountered during the past four years had culminated in that one day.
- “I became a Jayhawk because…”
I wanted to push myself. Coming to KU, I knew absolutely no one, which was scary at first, but it allowed me to really figure out who I was and find my place on my own. I became a Jayhawk because I wanted to be around people who were proud of the school they attended and had a shared sense of tradition.
- “Being a Jayhawk means…”
Being a part of something bigger than yourself. It means that you have something in common with over 150 years worth of graduates and students who each had a unique experience with KU or are somehow connected to this school.
- My best advice for college students:
Take advantage of every opportunity you can while on campus. Join an organization, go to as many basketball games as possible, talk to people and see where it takes you, anything to get you outside of your comfort zone.
- My guilty pleasure:
Watching "Grey’s Anatomy" for extended periods of time.
- The last thing I read for fun was:
"Why Not Me?" by Mindy Kaling.
- What’s your favorite spot on campus?
I love being in the Union, because it reminds me of the awesome summer I spent working Orientation. There’s always something happening there, and usually you run into someone you know. I love the history in that building and the views of campus are pretty great, too!
- What’s the best KU tradition?
Without a doubt, the Walk Down the Hill and Commencement. None of my family went to KU, but when they watched my graduating class walk down the Hill, they were in awe of the unity and tradition we were able to experience.
- What KU class surprised you the most?
Anthropology 160: Varieties of Human Experience. I had never even heard of Anthropology before taking it and was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed learning about people and cultures so much.
- What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Traveling to as many countries as I possibly can! I’ve been to eight so far, but there are so many incredible places that I still want to see.
- Where is the most unexpected place you've ever heard or said, "Rock Chalk"?
When my friends and I were on Spring Break, we watched KU win the first round of the Tournament from a restaurant in Puerto Rico. People weren’t quite as into the game as we were, but we had no problem sharing our Jayhawk pride in a new place.