What are the most valuable skills you gained from your Arts & Sciences education?
I have learned to truly think critically, to approach everything I do with curiosity and care, and not to set limits on myself. I have also learned how much I can learn from my peers who have different life experiences than I do!
If you were to offer advice to an incoming first year student, what would you say?
Have an open mind to the people who you will meet. You will meet people who challenge your values and preconceived notions about everything and anything. Listen, but learn to stay true to your core values. That's how you'll be your happiest.
What are your plans for next year; where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I am pursuing an MFA in creative writing at the University of New Hampshire, where I will also finish my collegiate track career. I see myself as a published novelist and poet who runs competitive marathons and road races... maybe a professor one day. I want to be part of a caring and creative community.