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CHELSEA O'NEIL

Hometown:
Verona, WI

UW-L Major/Minor:
Art/Psychology

Future Goals/Aspirations:
I hope to get my graduate degree in Art Therapy (or some other amazing degree program, depending on where the wind takes me). I also hope to travel the world, live a full life with lots of friends, and have a big family (a long time from now).

Favorite Activity/Hobby:
Creating art, watching kids play, and spending quality time with good people.

Words to Live By:
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
- John Wesley

"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."
- Bumper Sticker

Favorite ATP Memory:
There are so many good memories from that experience! I'd have to say that my most vivid memory is our first meeting. We were all sitting in a circle introducing ourselves (even though most of us had already been friends for quite some time) and we did some pretty strange warm-up activities to break the ice a little. I knew then and there that we had something special.

Also, the incredible reaction from the audience. People at UWL had never seen something like this before and it got a really great response. My Mom was brought to tears, my friends responded with laughter and hugs, and professors came up to me for weeks after congratulating me on a great show. People really appreciated it.

When I think of Awareness through Performance, I think of...
Late nights, complete exhaustion, deep conversation, heated debates, laughter, butterflies, pride, appreciation, and elation.

Involvement with ATP has had this impact on me:
I grew up...I did ATP at a key point in my life where I was transitioning from an undergrad to a graduate...a lot of things contributed to my personal evolution...many of which came out of the ATP experience and/or the relationships that were created and strengthened through it.

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