Hometown: Winona, MN
High School: Winona Senior High School
Campus and Community Involvements: UWL Women’s Track & Field Team, Intramural Sports, and Vanguard
Favorite place on-campus: The REC/Mitchell Hall
Favorite food around or on-campus: Buzzard Billy’s
Best UW-L story:
Not really a story, but a memory. Best memory at UW-L is when the Women’s Track & Field team won the 2012 outdoor conference meet along with the Men’s Track & Field team. It was an unforgettable moment, because we weren’t projected to win, but gave it everything we had to win.
Advice to freshmen:
Don’t be afraid of making new friends, it will eventually become second nature. Get involved in as many activities as possible and don’t go home your first month of college. Really take in college for what it’s worth.
What is your favorite thing about La Crosse?
La Crosse is a very active community, which helps students get involved physically through both the campus and the community. You’ll always see people walking, running, biking, or hiking the bluff no matter the day.
Weirdest thing about you?
Certain textures or patterns freak me out. For example: beehives, snakeskin, sponges, inside of a pepper etc. Not sure what the correct phobia name for it is, but I do know that I’m not the only one who gets scared over patterns.
If you could be one household item, what would you be and why?
I would be a refrigerator, because it holds the best food in the house. And who doesn’t love some good home cookin’?
Name something you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of others?
I don’t believe I do anything different when alone. I think my roommates have seen the best of me, even on my weirdest days.
Name one thing you miss about being a kid?
I miss our neighborhood block parties, where we’d have water balloon fights, scavenger hunts, mounds of food, contests, and special guest appearances. Barney was my all-time favorite guest appearance.
What is your favorite song at this moment?
My favorite song right now would have to be Cruise by Florida Georgia Line, because it’s the perfect song to cruise to and reminds me of summertime.
Do you have any hidden talents or skills?
Most people don’t know that I use to be in Gymnastics, so once in a while I’ll whip out some gymnastics moves when people least expect it.