- As a student, how did you contribute to KU’s community and culture?
There are so many amazing activities to choose from at KU. My favorite was the French Club. An eclectic mix of professors, students learning French, and French students who were studying at KU would meet once a week at a coffee shop downtown. I really enjoyed practicing my French and meeting new people.
- How did KU push you to try harder or to try something new?
KU pushed me to study abroad, which was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Study abroad is highly encouraged at KU, and the university is great about encouraging and helping to accommodate anybody who wants to go.
- Define “the Jayhawk spirit” in your own words.
The Jayhawk spirit is an obsessive, passionate, overwhelming feeling of love for anything and everything related to KU. I truly get excited when I see a Jayhawk on a stranger’s shirt.
- What was the greatest gift you took with you after graduation?
The KU connection. Wherever you are, meeting a fellow Jayhawk it is like making an instant best friend. I love how fanatical KU alums are, and what pride we take in being Jayhawks!
- What spot do you return to whenever you're back on the Hill?
I like to go by Strong Hall, which is my favorite building on campus.
- Reveal one secret about the KU campus.
There is a time capsule buried behind the cornerstone outside the Union, which contains a copy of Joe’s Bakery’s “secret recipe” along with a few other items, to be reopened in 2050.
- Where is the most unexpected place you've ever heard or said, "Rock Chalk"?
I was in the middle of an intense interview when all of a sudden the man said, “Oh, you went to KU? Rock Chalk!” It definitely made the rest of the interview more relaxed.