- When did you know you were a Jayhawk?
Jingling my keys and screaming like a crazy person with my new friends and the rest of the student section at a home football game my freshman year gave me a feeling that I was exactly where I belonged — and it hasn't left yet.
- As a student, how did you contribute to KU’s community and culture?
As a Student Senate member and student body vice president, I was able to impact KU is ways both big and small, like the creation of The Big Event, which is a day devoted to students serving the Lawrence community, and the expansion of the Underground at Wescoe Hall.
- How did KU push you to try harder or to try something new?
I made a point to visit my professors during their office hours, and many of them took the time to get to know me. They challenged me to think about things differently, improve my writing, try new courses, and push myself academically.
- Define “the Jayhawk spirit” in your own words.
"The Jayhawk spirit" is one of community support. It could be friends encouraging you through a difficult class, an alum helping with resumé editing during a job search, or a stranger yelling "Rock Chalk" when you least expect it.
- Describe a moment, during or after your time as a KU student, when you felt the greatest sense of Jayhawk pride.
I honestly feel pride every time I tell someone that I graduated from the University of Kansas.
- What was the greatest gift you took with you after graduation?
It sounds cheesy, but it's true: it’s the people. The people I met at KU shaped my experience, challenged me, and continue to be a huge part of my life.
- What spot do you return to whenever you're back on the Hill?
I love to walk down Jayhawk Boulevard and stop in the Union. My friends and I had a lot of good times there.