Lower Level, LLC Rooms 001-014
Major: Social Work
Year in school: Graduate Student
Other campus involvement: I came to Washburn to be a member of the Washburn Parliamentary Debate Team. Throughout my time here, I have been involved in many things.
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in social work on May 16, 2015. I served as president of the Washburn Student Social Work Association and the Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society. I graduated as the top student in my class and I received the Social Work Award of Excellence. I did my practicum at Kansas Children’s Service League in their adoptions programs. I worked with children/youth in foster care who want to be adopted and families who are interested in adopting. I assisted with infant adoptions where I worked with birth mothers, birth fathers, and adoptive families. Next year, I will continue to be at Kansas Children’s Service League for clinical practicum.
I was a member of the Washburn Student Government Association for the past three years, where I served as the Campus Affairs chairwoman and the Parliamentarian. I have been a Peer Educator for the past three years in the First Year Experience Program (yay WU101 J ). I was the President of AmeriCorps’ LinC program. I volunteered at the Asbury Mount Olive Youth Empowerment Program as the Site Coordinator; five days a week for the past three years. I have been a member of the Washburn Resident Assistants Council, the Pre-Law Club, and I have played Intramurals.
I really enjoyed everything that I was involved in as my time as an undergraduate student – it helped shaped me into the person that I am today. I believe that getting involved is key to student success. However, since I will be in graduate school and serving as a Resident Assistant, I retired from serval of the organizations that I was involved in to focus on the goals that I have for this academic year.
Hobbies/Special Interests: I like helping people. I enjoy volunteering in my community. I like spending time with my family and friends. I like playing sports and being active. I like to read and watch movies. A favorite pastime of my friends and mine is to go geocaching. I consider myself to be a human jukebox and you will probably hear me singing in the lobby at some point or another. Another thing that I find much joy in doing is laughing!
One hope for my community next year: I think that academics are important and I would like to continue our reign for being the floor with the highest GPA in the Living Learning Center. It is also my hope that everyone on our floor gets involved in something on campus and finds what makes them proud to be an Ichabod!