Home Town: Hammond, IN
Major: English writing
Grad Year: 2013
Why attend MU: I wanted a smaller campus where I could get one on one attention and develop a more personal relationship with the professors. I also liked the distance away from home.
Favorite thing: The professors are wonderful! They know you, care about you, and want you to do well. They genuinely care about you as a person, not just as a student. I never feel like just another number in the class.
Never expected: I experienced the world! After taking a Jan Session trip to Italy in 2011, I studied abroad in Cheltenham, England for the Spring semester of 2012. In Italy I was able to experience art first hand and not just looking at it in a book. Being in England for a semester was the best decision I ever made! I gained so many new friends, a new outlook on other countries and universities, and had the ability to travel to Ireland, Italy, France, Greece and all over England in that time!
I found: myself. Through the past three years I have learned bits and pieces about me that I never knew before. Whether it's taking part in a deep discussion in a philosophy class, defending a character in Shakespeare class, or just having quality conversations with friends and professors, I am figuring out who I want to become. Manchester has helped me develop into a better person and has lead me into the direction of what I want to do with my life.