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  • College: Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
  • Major or Academic Interest: Creative Writing & Literature (Residential College)
  • Minor: LGBTQ Studies
  • Hometown: Flushing, Michigan

Why did you want to become an SA? As a freshman, I was very worried about adjusting to college life. Being in LSWA helped me in a lot of ways by creating a smaller community within a huge college like Michigan. In particular, my RA was incredibly kind and helpful when I was struggling, and so was the SA leading the LSWA club I was in. They both inspired me to apply as an SA so that I can pay it forward.

What hopes do you have for the upcoming year? I’m hoping to branch out and be more social this year. Most of my focus last year was on adjusting to campus life and keeping good grades after being a bit overambitious and putting too much on my plate. Now that I kind of know what I’m doing, I should have the time and energy to step outside of my comfort zone a little bit.

Is there anything you'd like to say to future LSWA students? There is so much to do and so many opportunities in LSWA; immerse yourself in it. It can be as small as studying in one of the common areas instead of in your room or as big as competing in the Talent Show. If your RA organizes an optional hall event or dinner at MoJo, try to make it. Read the posters in the elevators, because you’ll probably see something you’ll want to go to. Don’t be afraid to ask the LSWA staff or your student leaders for help, they’re awesome. And go to Coffee with Carol.