Hometown: New Brighton, MN
High School: Irondale High School
Campus and Community Involvements: L.I.F.E. (La Crosse International Friendship Exchange), S.P.I.L.L. (Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening), and of course Vanguard!
Favorite place on-campus: Third floor of Cartwright because it is a good place to study and there is an awesome view of the bluffs.
Favorite food around or on-campus: Fayze’s because it is family friendly and the breakfast is inexpensive and delicious.
Best UW-L story: Residence Life puts on a dance every year in the winter and my freshman year a group of my friends went all dressed up and went to the dance and had a good time, but decided to go back to campus before it was over. When we got back we all decided to play touch football outside in the snow so we got all bundled up in the most water proof clothes we had and started to play a pick-up game of touch football. As other students walked by or came back from the dance more and more people started joining us and by 1 am we had a game or football with about 30 people when it started with me and 5 of my friends. I had so much fun that night and my friends and I still reference that night all the time.
Advice to freshmen:
Be yourself and get involved. Joining any kind of organization or group will help you meet new people which can help the transition into the new campus so much better. Staying true to yourself throughout your time on campus will enable you to look back on all of your experiences and continue moving forward.
In your opinion what is the best thing about the UW-L?
How friendly people are. There are always smiling faces, people yelling at their friends to catch up on the way to class, and an all-around cheerful environment. UW-L is truly a community that everyone who attends can see and feel.
Weirdest thing about you?
I am extremely organized to the point that my closet is color coordinated and my hangers have to be the same color. Most of my friends and family think this is weird, but I think it is just a habit.
If you could be one household item, what would you be and why?
I would be a shoe organizer because when I am stressed out I clean my room and I own a lot of pairs of shoes.
Name something you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of others?
When I am studying or just alone I sing or hum a lot, but I never sing in front of people.
Name one thing you miss about being a kid?
What is your favorite song at this moment?
What I Know by Parachute
Do you have any hidden talents or skills?
No, I wish.