- College: Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
- Major or Academic Interest: Double major in English and Political Science
- Minor: Business
- Hometown: Northville, Michigan
Why did you want to become an SA? I felt that the LSWA leaders last year made my entire freshman year experience so much better than it would have been otherwise. I hope that I can do the same for some students this year by helping them get in touch with their creative sides while also being there as a support system if need be. I met so many amazing people through LSWA last year, and I know that they all helped me become a better person and student. As an SA, I really want to be a person that new LSWA students can look to for advice or support because I understand that it can be difficult to be a new place with people you may not know very well. Having a support system in the form of older students can be really life-changing.
What hopes do you have for the upcoming year? I hope to continue to take classes that I genuinely enjoy, meet more creative and interesting people, and learn a lot. The University of Michigan offers so much to its students, and I really hope to take advantage of those opportunities this year; I feel like I will be learning new things about the school every single year that I am a student! As an SA, I hope that incoming LSWA students will want to join my club; I want to be able to teach them all, but even moreso, I want to be able to learn from all of them as well. I am a firm believer that you can learn something from every new person you meet, so while I hope these new students will benefit from knowing me, I know that I will greatly benefit from being around them.
Is there anything you'd like to say to future LSWA students? The LSWA community is so inviting and welcoming, so if you ever, ever need anything, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help or advice. We all want you to succeed and have fun! LSWA is meant to be a safe place for its students to be who they are with no regrets, shame, or changing. Art is an incredible thing because it brings people closer and helps them to understand each other better. Sharing some of your art is like sharing a piece of who you are, and I feel like that, in many ways, sums up what LSWA is. We are a community that shares and experiences art together, but more importantly, we learn more about ourselves through these experiences.