What is your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is the idea of me being able to achieve everything that I set my mind to while having my friends and family’s support along the way.
What is your greatest fear? I have three: First, I fear not being able to achieve my dreams and not becoming the success that my parents, ISU, and my peers believe that I can be. Nevertheless, the university has offered me countless opportunities to boost my credentials and networking opportunities! Second, I fear not being able to contribute to and help others that are in need; however, ISU is known for its excellent community service, so I have nothing to fear! And spiders of course; they’re just so creepy!
What trait do you like least about yourself? I believe that I have a tendency of being impatient and restless. Because of this, not only do I love to have a lot to accomplish in a certain amount of time, but I sometimes take on even more responsibility! And on top of everything, I want to finish it all as perfect as I can and soon as possible so that I can move on to the next thing! Sometimes I wish that I could just relax, but I know that it will pay off eventually!
Which historical figure do you most identify with? I feel that I closely relate to Madam C. J. Walker because not only was she a prominent business woman, but she also used her influence and knowledge to help others in the name of civil rights and social equality.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life? I will always remember Valerie Hart-Craig, the assistant director of the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center and the director of the M.A.P.S. Program. Not only has she served as my mentor throughout my entire stay at ISU, but also she has helped me to elevate not only my professional skills, but my social awareness as well. Because of her, I feel that I was able to reach the next step in my personal growth and gained even more of a desire to help influence and aid my community to develop in any possible way.
Which talent would you most like to have? I would like to have the talent of being able to play every popular instrument in today’s culture. Music has always been dear to my heart and I am also proud to say that I am an excellent pianist; however, I want to learn even more instruments so that one day I will be able to entertain anyone that is willing to listen to my gifts.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I feel that my greatest achievement was the fact that I decided to come to college and continue my education. Having an education is so vital in today’s society; many career options would not be available to me if I did not attend. Furthermore, not only are the staff, faculty, students and alumni kind, but they also help you achieve your dreams. Indiana State University has opened up so many opportunities and allowed me to meet so many people that I would have never had the chance to meet if I did not attend.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? If I died and came back, I would like to come back as a women and children’s shelter, so that I could help change lives for the better and make people happier.
What do people notice first about you? After meeting me, many people feel that I am very accomplished and am striving to be successful. However, I feel that that isn’t necessarily the case! I am simply trying to be the best student that I know that I can be and secure the best possible lifestyle for myself that I can.
What does BLUE mean to you? I believe that BLUE entails being honest and fair towards ourselves and others, being curious and wanting to learn to grow in the environment that we live in, being responsible and holding one another accountable, and lastly serving our community to build the quality of society.