- When did you know you were a Jayhawk?
I knew I was a Jayhawk when I went home to Colorado for my first KU fall break. All I could talk about how great KU was, how many things I was able to be a part of, and how excited I was for everything that I got to go back to.
- As a student, how did you contribute to KU’s community and culture?
As a volunteer student ambassador and an orientation assistant, I helped prospective and incoming students learn about what makes KU special. I also helped KU make an impact on the community at large by being a part of service learning courses involving youth development organizations in Lawrence and Kansas City.
- How did KU push you to try harder or to try something new?
I was very involved in high school and took almost every honors or AP class I could, so I thought I wanted a break from that when I went to college. When I got to KU, I realized it wasn’t a break that I needed, but a push for new challenges with new people in a new environment.
- Describe a moment, during or after your time as a KU student, when you felt the greatest sense of Jayhawk pride.
I attended Late Night in the Phog with my parents, neither of whom attended KU. When singing the Alma Mater, linked arm-in-arm with me and my friends, my dad got teary-eyed because he saw how special KU was to each and every person in Allen Fieldhouse that night.
- Reveal one secret about the KU campus.
There is an underground network of tunnels throughout Mount Oread that can get you from one edge of the campus to another. I have yet to explore them, but I’ve always wanted to!
- Where is the most unexpected place you've ever heard or said, "Rock Chalk"?
After the pastor at my wedding said, “I now pronounce you husband and wife,” someone special to both my husband and me sent us down the aisle with that ecstatic greeting!