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My degree: I majored in family studies and human services and gerontology, and minored in leadership studies.
My hometown: Wichita, KS
College activities: College of Human Ecology Commencement Speaker, Student Senator College of Human Ecology, College Council Allocation Committee, College of Human Ecology Council, College of Human Ecology Dean's Office Student Worker, New Student Services Orientation Leader, All University Homecoming Committee, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Kappa Omicron Nu National Honorary Society, Phi Upsilon Omicron Honorary Society, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society.
My favorite college memory is rushing the basketball court after we beat our biggest rival my freshman and senior years. It was a great start and end to my college experience.
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The K-State effect
K-State gave me the opportunity to explore what I am interested in. I never thought I would be where I am at today when I entered college. I've taken risks and have received rewards never imaginable and K-State has given me the tools to feel confident entering in the world as a young professional.
My favorite organization
The Human Ecology Council. It opened doors for other organizations and networking and gave me the opportunity to see the inner workings of the college and university.
Academic subject that surprised me
Gerontology, the study of aging. I never thought I would find the aging process so interesting. As humans we are getting older every day, so I felt it was important to have a general understanding of that process.
How to be a successful freshman
Just going to class is one of the most important keys for succeeding at K-State. Also, don't forget to take advantage of the free tutoring offered on campus.
What every student should bring to campus
A pair of snow boots or rain boots! Having a nice, warm pair of shoes to keep your feet dry will make your walk through campus more enjoyable in the winter months.
How to establish a good relationship with professors
Go to class and make an effort to get to know them — whether it's going to their office hours or just saying hi to them during class, your professors will remember this.
A must-do Manhattan tip
Take a trip out to Tuttle Creek and go to Manhattan Hill.
Whether you know your roommate or not, it's important to have a conversation about your expectations early on. Even though a conversation may be awkward, it's important to set boundaries and rules. This will save a lot of pain later if any situation does occur.
Something people wouldn't know about
I study and focus best when listening to classical music. If I listen to something that is mainstream I start singing along and can't concentrate.
My favorite study spot
The Leadership Studies building and the Alumni Center. They are secret hideaways for studying. It's nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Library.
Best place to grab a snack on campus
Einstein Brothers Bagels in Hale Library. The chocolate chip bagels are to die for!
One meal I could eat forever
So Long Saloon's chipotle raspberry bean dip — It's amazing! I could honestly eat it for every meal. I've tried to duplicate the recipe, and it never tastes as good as the original.