My hometown when I was a student was
I graduated in
Integrative Physiology and Health Science
I currently live in
I am now
Since graduating from Alma
I have enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. For the next two years I will be studying epidemiology and additionally earning a certificate in global public health. In addition to academics, I have become a member of UM’s Maternal and Child Health Student Association (MCHSA), Progressive Health Partnership (PHP) and a graduate student a capella singing group called the GradTONES (Troupe of Needlessly Educated Singers)!
My Alma education
encouraged me to explore endless areas of interest. Alma’s atmosphere allowed me to combine my education with Greek Life (Go Gamma Phi!), choir, band and even ballet. As a result, I met wonderful instructors from all departments who helped to point me in the direction of a future that is uniquely mine. I stand on the other side of my four years a more well rounded, curious and driven person. Upon this foundation of support, I am continuing both my education and participation in a wide variety of groups, causes and events.
My favorite place(s) on campus included
Joe’s and Stucchi’s for coffee and the Hogan lobby for studying.
My favorite professors(s) included
Dr. Anderson, Dr. Luetkemeier, Dr. Aspinall and Dr. Fobes.
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is
the Alternative (Christmas) Break trip that I went on to Palm Beach County, Florida. Aside from being somewhere warm when it was freezing in Michigan, this trip was incredibly rewarding as we spent our time building a Habitat for Humanity house. I remember that the woman who was moving into the house that we were working on came to the site and thanked each of us for dedicating our time. We also attended a home dedication ceremony within the same community and met the family moving into a fully finished house. Their gratitude was so profound. This trip put so many things in perspective for me.
My off-campus study experience(s) included
the opportunity to travel to London with Dr. Aspinall’s Medieval & Renaissance Drama class following my freshman year. We read, discussed and saw many plays including a few at the Globe Theatre! It was incredible to visit sites where classic works of literature were written or set. During the trip we also visited Stratford-upon-Avon, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens (home of Shakespeare’s wife), Oxford University and Edinburgh, Scotland, to name only a few. I came away from this spring term with unique knowledge, a newfound confidence for international travel and many good friends who I remain in contact with to this day.