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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Favorite Thing About Southwestern
As someone who just transplanted from the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the heart of the Caribbean, I’m a huge fan of pirate history and pirate lore. I was so excited to learn that my pirate passion could continue at Southwestern. Also, I get to tell corny pirate jokes and it can be considered part of my job.
Nancy’s Sky Garden. I love the sweet potato noodles and huge portions of healthy food!
College Search Advice
Visit as many schools as you can as early in the college search process you can. For me, it was a very clear and visceral feeling when I stepped onto the campus I called home for four years—and I knew it then by talking with current students and professors. I hear so many people repeat this. Don’t underestimate the importance of feeling like you’re “at home” with a group of people who will challenge you and help you grow.
No true effort is in vain. Look at the fields over there. The grain sown therein has to remain in the earth for a certain time, then it sprouts, and in due time yields hundreds of its kind. The same is the case with every effort in a good cause. —Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in Nonviolent Soldier of Islam
Scuba diving! It’s a passion I discovered fairly recently and am absolutely fascinated by! Being able to witness the underwater world is like being on another planet and has absolutely changed my perspective on basically everything. I also love kayaking, hiking, playing with my pups, reading, and basically anything outside.
Future Travel Destination
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to the Maldives or the Red Sea. These are both places on my diving bucket list that I’d love to experience both under and above water.