Describe yourself.
Inquisitive, driven, focused, organized, reflective, colorful.

What were your extracurricular activities?
I was involved in many different organizations on campus, but the ones I was most passionate about were the four in which I held leadership positions: Student Foundation, Student Philanthropy Council, The Catalyst leadership development group, and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. My time at SU helped me learn that being a leader doesn’t mean being out in the front all the time; sometimes it means staying in the background, and helping others succeed.

What made you choose Southwestern?
I applied to Southwestern after going to a college fair hosted by Colleges That Change Lives. When it came time to pick a school, Southwestern hadn’t been crossed off my list because I didn’t know enough about it. I went to Admitted Students Day convinced that I would go somewhere else, but found that I felt at home on this campus, and my mind was completely changed. I committed to Southwestern soon after.

What surprised you about Southwestern?
The amount of history that has been made at Southwestern is amazing! Even though I knew that SU was the oldest university in Texas, I had no idea how many amazing things have been done by amazing people here. Having the opportunity to learn more about the history of SU made me love it so much more.

What would you do differently if you knew what you know now?
If I could do it all over, I’d take one “just because” course a semester.

How did Southwestern help develop your leadership abilities?
My time at SU helped me learn that being a leader doesn’t mean being out in the front all the time; sometimes it means staying in the background, and helping others. I usually feel the proudest, not when I succeed, but when someone I know, and maybe helped, succeeds.

What are you doing now?
I am attending law school at the University of Houston Law Center. I intend to study criminal law, though I’ve been told that once you enter law school the kind of law you want to practice can change very easily. However, people told me the same thing about my undergraduate major, and I never wavered once in four years at Southwestern.