Hometown: Oshkosh, Wis.
Major: Elementary Education
1. Tell us something about yourself. Help us to get to know you. One paragraph.
When I was younger, my parents put me in every sport you could possibly imagine, but the only one that stuck was dance. I have been dancing since I was about six years old and I’ve loved every minute of it. Now, I teach dance at the Rec Department in Oshkosh, and it is so fun to see the girls learn and improve just like I did. I love children more than anything, for this reason, I want to be an elementary teacher so that can teach children and help them grow more and more every day.
2. What surprised you about your first semester?
I was surprised at how much I had in common with the people here at UWO. When I first got here I was afraid that I wouldn’t find people that I could relate to and that I would have to go to parties every single weekend just to meet people. Since I’ve been here, I realized that you can’t be afraid to just talk to people. You can socialize with people in class, ask them for their numbers, and hang out. If the friendship doesn't work, it’s okay, there are literally thousands of people to be friends with.
3. What do you know now that you didn't know before you attended UW Oshkosh? Tell us something specific you learned.
I learned that yes, college can be difficult, it can be stressful, at times you may feel like it’s all just too much, but eventually you’ll fall into the swing of things and everything will turn out right. No, college is not easy. You really have to invest your time in your studies and relationships with others here. I think that the biggest thing I learned is that you can’t pick a major based on how much money you will earn, you have to do something that you think will make an impact on either your life, or someone else’s life.