Anticipated graduation year: 2012
Hometown: Burlington, Wash.
Whitworth activities/clubs: Intramural soccer, resident assistant for 2009-2010 school year, Phi Alpha Theta, Laureate Society, history and political science department office assistant
Favorite food: In general, my favorite food is Italian. But if I am walking through a grocery store, most likely I will pick up a bag of Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream potato chips. I eat healthy, too, I promise!
Favorite quote: "A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite guilty pleasure: Haagen Dazs Coffee Ice Cream. Unfortunately, my guilty pleasure is pretty specific... any other ice cream simply won't do.
Best class: History of Modern Art. I am an art history minor so I enjoy all of my art history classes but I think everyone would really enjoy this class, regardless of their major. Dr. Shimizu is an amazing professor and I didn't hear anything negative about this class.
Favorite residence hall: Warren Hall of course! I was an R.A. there and loved it! There is a very strong and fun community there. Don't let the confusing set up intimidate you.
Favorite thing about Spokane: The numerous coffee shops. I am a coffee addict and there is plenty of it in Spokane. My favorite place to get coffee is Atticus, in downtown Spokane. Get a vanilla latte and you won't be disappointed, I guarantee!
My best Whitworth moment or experience: I would have to say being a resident assistant in Warren Hall. Being an R.A. is hard work, but the relationships you make and growth you experience make it worth it. I got the blessing of being a traditiator for the freshmen which was so much fun! You get so close with the other R.A.'s on your team and you know that they would do anything for you. The relationships that I developed on my hall were amazing and such a blessing. I know that the relationships that I developed when I was an R.A. will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Advice for incoming students: Do something that you have a passion for. It will make school a joy. I love art history and I truly have a passion for it. As a result, I don't think that school is a burden. I would encourage you to really enjoy school by studying something that you love. If you have passion, success will follow. Passion and love are infectious and they will lead to hard work. I would also encourage incoming students to explore areas that they are unfamiliar with. Get involved and out of your comfort zone. I did not take any art history classes in high school and had never even taken an interest in it. But it was something that I chose to explore and now I love it!
What I plan to do after graduation: Even though I am a history major, my passion is art history. I would like to attend graduate school to study either ancient or renaissance art. Eventually I would like to work as a museum curator for an art museum or work in the field of preservation to make sure that ancient art is properly cared for. Of course, my best laid plans for myself are nothing in comparison to God's plans for my life. I have learned in my time at Whitworth that God's timing and plans are the ones that matter. It's my job to do the best with the talents and passions that He has given me and trust that He will make His plans for my life known.