Hometown: Knoxville, Iowa
Major(s): Global Studies and Political Science; Russian minor
Favorite Student Organization: The Model United Nations/United Nations Student Organization was a lot of fun to be involved in. The group talks about big global problems and tries to come up with solutions within the framework of the United Nations. It can be really challenging, but it's also a lot of fun, especially when people come up with crazy and out-of-the-box solutions or when you have a simulation about what the world would do if there was a zombie apocalypse. And, you can travel to conferences and compete against other schools, which is a blast.
Favorite U of M Memory: Walking across the Washington Avenue Bridge and admiring the skyline was one of my favorite things as a student, and I distinctly remember coming back after Thanksgiving break my freshman year, walking across the bridge, and realizing that this was where I really wanted to be and that I'd made the right decision in picking the U.
Best Place to Study on Campus: Northrop Auditorium! The building is gorgeous, it has a lot of study space and comfy chairs, and the cafe is a great place to get a snack or coffee.
The One Experience Students Shouldn’t Miss: Study abroad, most definitely. Whether you go for just one week or up to a year, it's such a great opportunity to take advantage of. While you're in college is one of the easiest times in life to travel, and the U has a ton of support for whatever you want to do and where ever you want to go. My semester in Moscow really added to my academic experience and made my time at the U even more unforgettable!