- When did you know you were a Jayhawk?
I knew I was a Jayhawk when I realized that I was drawn to red and blue everything.
- As a student, how did you get to contribute to KU’s community and culture?
By being present. I tried to get involved and explore everything that this university has to offer — which is a lot.
- How did KU push you to try harder or to try something new?
Service and involvement became important for me at KU. Being at a university that puts community a priority made me want to give back.
- Describe a moment, during or after your time as a KU student, when you felt the greatest sense of Jayhawk pride.
Singing the Alma Mater. One of my friends would make everyone sing it, and if someone didn’t participate, we’d sing it again until everyone sang. Once, we had to sing it seven times in a row! I wish I was kidding.
- Reveal one secret about the KU campus.
Last summer I found out the “forest” between the campanile and Spencer Art Museum is filled with fireflies. It is so magical!
- If you had your own Big Jay outfit, where would you wear it?
I’d volunteer at Jubilee Café, a kitchen that helps feed those in need in Lawrence.