Hometown: Oak Creek, WI
High School: Oak Creek High School
Campus and Community Involvements: NRHH, Resident Assistant in White Hall
Favorite place on-campus: The library! Anyplace where I can sit in a bean bag and work on my homework is a place where I would like to be. It’s also a classic spot for people watching!
Favorite food around or on-campus: I am a huge fan of treating myself to Red Mango every now and then. It’s slowly becoming an addiction.
Best UW-L story:
My staff team and I were coming back from training when we saw two stray baby kittens in a bush by the stadium. We called University Police, and spent the next hour trying to lure the kittens with Cheerios. One of the cats was caught pretty easily, but the other jumped up into the hood of a random car. We ended up giving them both to a no kill shelter, but it was a night of pure ridiculousness.
Advice to freshmen:
Get involved in something you never thought you would. You have the rest of your life to sit in an apartment all day and watch TV. Go on a Spring Break Trip, go rock climbing, run a marathon. College makes it easy to do all of the insane stuff you might not have time for post-graduation.
In your opinion what is the best thing about the UW-L?
Since we’re not a huge school, I don’t think as many people pretend to meet a certain standard. People trip up the stairs and fall off their bikes on a daily basis, and everyone around them either asks if they’re okay or pretends nothing happens. I think in college in general, everyone has a general understanding that none of us really know what the heck we’re doing, and that is perfectly acceptable. I don’t walk out of my door in the morning and feel like I have to put on a mask to fit in.
Weirdest thing about you?
I hate calling people on the phone. It makes me incredibly nervous! If I have to order food, I do it online or make someone else do it. I’ve never even ordered a pizza via phone.
If you could be one household item, what would you be and why?
I would really enjoy life as a coffee maker. I love everything about coffee, so I think it’d be a pretty good gig.
Name something you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of others?
I try to do a little bit of yoga every day in my room, but I go to the extreme. I pull out my mat, turn on some tribal music, put on my yoga pants, turn off some lights, and just spend ten minutes relaxing. To me it’s a really great part of my day, but I’m sure anyone passing by my room is thinking ‘What the heck is going on in there?’
Name one thing you miss about being a kid?
Saying stupid things and having no one correct you because it’s adorable. Now if I say something stupid I just look like an idiot!
What is your favorite song at this moment?
“The Girl” by City and Colour
Do you have any hidden talents or skills?
I’m really great at the game Tank Commander! It’s a game where you have a partner (one person is blindfolded and the other person has to give them verbal directions on where tennis balls are located on the playing field, and where to throw them to hit other teams). My friend Molly and I are total Tank Commander champs.