What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My perfect happiness is living a life that I’m comfortable in. What I mean by that is, not having to live in poverty. I grew up poor my whole life, but my parents are smart people and got me 21st Century Scholars, so that I might do things differently in my life that they didn’t have the chance to. Happiness would be coming home to a house I know is safe, knowing that I have enough money to get my family what they need and what they want. Not saying my parents didn’t have a safe home, or didn’t get me things I wanted. But they did struggle, more than someone should. They did their best to give me everything I needed and what I wanted when they could. I just don’t want to have to worry about those kinds of things that my parents had to.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear, aside from mannequins, is dying alone. I never want to be without the people I love. And I hope to one day have kids. Dying without fulfilling that goal would be my greatest fear.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
Probably that I lack self control when it comes to eating. If it sounds good, I’ll eat it. Now I do believe in indulgence every once in awhile, but I do it everyday!
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Although she’s only newly historical, I’d say Michelle Obama. She is so, so inspiring. She encourages everyone, especially girls, teens, and women to just be themselves! She makes it a point that no matter your race or gender, you can make it big in this world and make a difference in the lives of others. I’ve always wanted to make an impact on others in the most positive way possible. I feel I identify with Michelle because I will be able to reach people through the field I’ve chosen. This will allow me to help change their lives like she does.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
My best friend and roommate Sydney Goffinet! If it hadn’t been for Hines Hall, and our matching Pink Floyd shirts on the 1st day, we would’ve never met. She has really turned out to be one of those stories you hear about meeting a life long friend in college.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to have really good dancing skills. Or be able to speak multiple languages fluently.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement was singing Christopher Tin’s “Drop That Contained The Sea” in Carnegie Hall my senior year of high school. My choir class was asked to come join and sing with New York’s finest musicians in the most legendary of places. It is truly something I can be proud of.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
This is a really hard question, and out of all of these this is the one I had to think most about. I’d say I’d probably come back as an actress! Before I chose speech language pathology as my major, performing was my life. I would’ve pursued it, but everyone always insisted that it was impractical. So I felt I had to chose a more practical practice! But if I could it over, I’d do everything in my power to become a famous actress.
What do people notice first about you?
Well, last year I had the pleasure of meeting John Rhys-Davies at Indy comic con and he told me I had a beautiful smile! So I’d say people either notice that or my long hair.
What does BLUE mean to you?
Blue, to me, means freedom. Here at ISU I’m free to be who I am without judgment. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been able to see another side of myself I don’t think I would’ve found had I not come here. I love ISU. Attending this university has given me the opportunity to do what I want in life and the tools to achieve it in my own way.