What is your idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness to me is when I am able to help others discover their full potential. I feel my purpose in life is to help others and push them to be better. I truly find happiness in knowing that I had a role in helping someone develop strength, courage, resilience, independence, etc. Selflessness, dedication and service to others is definitely my idea of perfect happiness.
What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is rather cliché but it is failing. I have worked tirelessly to overcome obstacles and challenges that I’ve experienced in my 23 years of living. I don’t want to fail knowing I never reached my full potential.
What trait do you like least about yourself? I sometimes don’t like being left handed. People are constantly telling me that I am an alien and weird because I am left handed.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? I would have to say that I identify the most with Duke Ellington. I appreciate his perception of music and his inventive style and grace that he had on the music industry.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life? I have met so many people at Indiana State that have been with be through tough times and also those joyous occasions. They have also molded me into the leader that I am today with their wise words of encouragement. Some of those individuals are, Jennifer Christian, Azizi Arrington-Bey, Tiandra Finch, Aaron Slocum, Lisa Stein, Tracy Osborne and Sarah Wurtz.
Which talent would you most like to have? I would love to have the ability to read minds. I think it would be cool to know what people think about me right away so I can respond accordingly.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement would have to be being recognized by University College as someone who is committed to first year student success. In working with New Student Transition Programs, the Center for Student Success and University College, I feel it is my mission to make sure every first year student I come in contact with has a great transition from high school to college. I pride myself on serving others and receiving that certificate so unexpectedly gave me confirmation that I am fulfilling my purpose in life.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? I would want to be a dog. They seem like they live a fun and exciting life and get tons of attention!
What do people notice first about you? I think people notice my preppy and professional style. I like to dress professionally every day because I never know when an opportunity is coming and I feel that I always need to be ready.
What does BLUE mean to you? Blue means a lot to me. Resilience is the word that comes to mind. Indiana State has raised me to be prepared, focused and accommodating to any challenge that I may face. The opportunities at State mold us to not stop because of a challenge or hardship.