My hometown when I was a student was:
I graduated from Alma in:
Computer Science, Math, and Dance
I currently live in:
I am now:
a proud foster dog parent, author, and software engineer.
Since graduating from Alma:
I stayed in school and earned my MS in Computer Science from DePaul University and my MBA from the University of Michigan.
My Alma education:
provided me a crash-course for the “real world.” The experiences had, relationships made, and knowledge cultivated were all essential for my transition out of the Bubble.
My favorite place(s) on campus included:
the dance studio late-night, the occasional rooftop, and 7-11.
My favorite professor(s) included:
Dr. Mr. and Mrs. Beagley, Dr. Schneidhorst, and Carol Fike.
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is:
the countless hours spent laughing with friends! These people are still in my life, 10 years later!
How Alma has helped with my current plan/job/graduate school/etc.:
Alma provided me a safe environment to explore my mind. The study habits, professional skills, and relationships building tools have been crucial for my two post-graduate degrees, my personal projects, and my passion for learning.
How I have given back to Alma since graduation
I’ve been a mentor for the In-City Chicago trip each and every year, donated to an RA scholarship fund (thanks, Trent!), and lived the Alma College principles in my life. Loyal hearts will cherish ever!
Advice I would give a new graduate:
Don’t ever be afraid to be interested in something… Find the thing that keeps you up at night and work that into your life. It’s okay for that excitement to fade; new opportunities are always available for your mind!