What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is doing something you love while be surrounded by the people you love. Personally, I find perfect happiness when I am travelling and finding a place that I have never experienced before with some of my closest friends.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is not enjoying the short amount of time I have in this life, but I am also very afraid of birds and cows if they get too close to me.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
One of my least favorite traits would have to be my tendency to procrastinate. With a lot of things on my plate, I often find myself pushing things back that I don’t have a ton of interest in. Hopefully I can find a way to kick this trait to the curb before I graduate!
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I identify with Alexander Hamilton, not because of anything that he did in his life, but because he just had a musical written about him and I would love to have a musical written about me.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
I have met a ton of people at Indiana State and made a lot of great friends, but my brothers of Delta Sigma Phi hold a special place in my heart. We have all been through a lot together, and I know that I will never forget years that I was able to spend with each one of them.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I really wish that I were naturally gifted in music; I am extremely jealous of people that can pick up an instrument and learn how to play it in a day.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Although I am very proud of a lot of the concrete achievements I have received while at State (President’s Scholar, Richard G. Landini Award, Freshman/Sophomore Excellence Award), I think that stepping outside of my comfort zone while at Indiana State would have to be one of the hardest things I had to do. I am very happy that I was able to do so. Even though I was not eager to start life my freshman year, ISU was ready for me! I am very grateful that I had so many people push me and encourage me to reach my full potential at such a young age.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Last summer, I went on a trip to Yellowstone National Park, and because of that, I would want to come back to life as a buffalo. Although the buffalo have been through a lot, they seem to have a pretty good set-up nowadays. I would definitely spend my whole life in Yellowstone.
What do people notice first about you?
I don’t think I have anything that truly stands out to people, but I kind of hope that they notice my smile first. I spent five years of my childhood in braces, and I hope that it was worth it.
What does BLUE mean to you?
Blue means opportunity. I will forever be grateful for all of the extracurricular activities that Indiana State has offered me. I personally believe that State is one of the best places for students who want to actively develop themselves outside of the classroom. The personal growth I have experienced in my student organizations has formed me into the leader and person that I am today.