What is your idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness to me is being a positive resource to others. I love helping people and seeing them smile. If I can alleviate someone else’s burden then I’m satisfied.
What is your greatest fear? Aside from heights, I’m afraid of becoming too compliant with the way things are. College taught me how to question everything and seek out knowledge for myself instead of through a textbook.
What trait do you like least about yourself? I always thought when I became an adult, I’d be taller. It’s awkward taking a picture with tall people. I think I need to find shorter friends or start wearing heels like Prince.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Definitely Eartha Kitt because of the passion she had for her craft and ability to stay classy and strong all the way through her career up until her death. Ms. Kitt once said, “I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.” I apply this to my life by experimenting with unique opportunities outside of my comfort zone in hopes of finding where I belong in this world.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life? Dr. Stephanie Jefferson and Ms. Valerie Craig from the African-American Culture Center have been two amazing women I’ll never forget. They have been there for me literally since day one. They were a crucial reason why I stayed enrolled and why I was able integrate so well on the ISU campus.
Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I could sing or dance then I could entertain myself for hours.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Studying abroad in South Korea for a semester was definitely my greatest achievement because it was a spontaneous decision. I learned a lot about myself and others.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? I’d probably come back as a tree or a flower, symbols of enduring strength and love.
What do people notice first about you? My authentic smile and the professionalism I bring with me everywhere.
What does BLUE mean to you? “The skies the limit.” All the tools and opportunities ISU has given me will assist me in reaching me dreams. Those dreams are limitless in my head and heart.