Hometown: Shoreview, MN
Major(s): Major: Journalism
Minor: Communication Studies
Why she/he chose the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: I chose to attend the University of Minnesota because of the breadth of opportunities in and beyond the classroom, incredible resources available to students, and unbeatable Twin Cities location.
Favorite University of Minnesota Class: My favorite course was Diversity and Mass Communication! This course examines the relationship between mainstream media and racial and ethnic groups.This course emphasized the importance of representation and prepared me to view mainstream media with a more analytical lense. Examining the history of media representation allows us to speak knowledgeably and advocate for the inclusion of diverse viewpoints and diverse groups in a variety of settings.
Favorite Student Organization: I served as Co-Professional Development Director in UMN Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). PRSSA prepared me for professional experiences in public relations and communications through networking events, workshops, and site visits. Learning about various employment opportunities and receiving career preparation advice directly from professionals was incredibly valuable.
Favorite U of M Memory: I had the opportunity to sing at the University Presidents' dinner with the University Choirs. The event took place at McNamara Alumni Center which is my favorite building on campus and Goldy even made an appearance.
Most Inspirational U of M Alum: I'm most inspired by Doctor F. John Lewis and his team that performed the world's first open-heart surgery. Many cardiac health advancements, including advancements in heart valves, have taken place at the University of Minnesota and have positively impacted the lives of so many individuals!
Favorite Random Fact about the University: The University of Minnesota was founded before the territory of Minnesota became a state!
Best Place to Study on Campus: Walter Library
The One Experience Students Shouldn't Miss: Be sure to explore East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul! Even if you don't have classes on each area of campus, you'll discover great study spots and common areas. Each part of campus has its own unique atmosphere.