Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Minor: Women's and Gender Studies minor
- The Reeves Center
- Bystander Training
- Kappa Delta
- Repertory Dance Company
- Pre Law Honors Society (formerly GILS)
- Men Can Stop Rape, Summer 2014
- Office of United States Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Summer 2014
- Pacific Communities and Social Change: Samoa (SIT Study Abroad), Winter & Spring 2014
- Greenberg Traurig LLP, Summer 2013
- Virginia Program at Oxford, Summer 2012
Post-Graduation Plans: Ideally, I would like to attend graduate school in the next few years. My dream is to work for an organization that focuses on issues of gender equality, but only time will tell.
Favorite W&L Memory: The last three years I have had the pleasure of dancing with the W&L Repertory Dance Company. Last fall I was cast in three pieces, each choreographed by close friends of mine--Kelsey Witherspoon, Alee Johnson and Taylor Hiden. To be able to creatively contribute to a friend's project, watch her grow as a choreographer and artist, and grow as a dancer myself... I can't imagine a more rewarding, fun experience.
What's something people wouldn't guess about you? From a young age my family noticed I had a very strong sense of social justice, I was always very bothered when one person was treated less fairly than another. It's easy to judge a book by its cover, but I refuse to be defined or blinded by my privileges. Whether that is the opportunity of a college education, of American citizenship, white privilege, heterosexual privilege... I never want to get too comfortable accepting the world's inequities as inevitable.
Why did you choose your major? I was lucky enough to study English abroad at Oxford University the summer following my freshman year. After that experience there was no going back--I was hooked.
Advice for prospective or first-year students? Take as many different classes as you can. I knew applying to colleges that I wanted a strong liberal arts education, but I never would have imagined the sheer breadth of the education I have received at W&L. I have been able to take classes in 16 different departments outside my major. I don't think I would have had an academic experience as diverse or extensive anywhere else.