- Academic and Career Development
Advice to students: Explore, explore, explore! This is the time to lean into anything that piques your interest. Take advantage of it and let yourself be curious. Don’t pass up on an opportunity because it wasn’t something you originally planned on. If you’re wondering about a class, take it!
If you could be any major in your cluster, what would it be? Why? If I could pursue any major in HLS, it would be community health. The coursework looks so interesting! And I love the idea of being able to have a positive impact on my community in this way, as well as studying what "health" looks like from person to person.
Biography: I grew up in a somewhat small town in southern Illinois, about half an hour from St. Louis. I was a proud member of the marching band all throughout high school and have carried that appreciation with me through to today. I moved to Indianapolis in 2013 and began my academic career at IUPUI that fall. I never imagined that I would end up majoring in philosophy, but with some encouragement from my advisor, I took my first class and never thought twice about it. Beyond falling in love with philosophy, I also fell in love with IUPUI and knew that I wanted a career here working with students. Outside of IUPUI, you can find me trying to bake my way through The Great British Baking Show recipe books, with very mild success. I also enjoy reading, testing new ways to make coffee, and spending as much time with my family and nephews as I can.