Tour Guide at Albion College
Class of 2020
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Secondary Major: Public Policy & Social Service Leadership
Minor: Law, Justice, & Society
I wanted a small college where I could form close relationships with my peers and my professors. It was important to me that I be able to be involved with the community and get hands-on experience with the type of work I want to do, and since the college is really involved in the revitalization efforts within the city, I am able to do that. I know I made the right choice because my professors, my advisors, and the directors of my departments and institutes all know me by name, care about my well-being, and are invested in helping me reach my future goals.
This is a little odd, but I have a lot of memories in the Alumni Conference Room in the Kellogg Center. Euphonics, the student-led a capella group I help run, holds rehearsals in that room in preparation for our big concerts at the end of each semester. I have a lot of meaningful memories in that room because many of my best friends at Albion are in Euphonics with me.
I hope to pursue a career as a Civil Rights Specialist for a local city government's Department of Human Rights and Economic Equality. I want to read more books, create meaningful friendships with many people, and always keep music and theater a part of my life.
My favorite class was a Political Science course taught by Dr. Carrie Walling through the Inside-Out program. The subject was Human Rights, and every week, 15 Albion students would have class in a Jackson prison with our 15 inmate classmates. It was a unique experience that allowed us to break down stereotypes and learn more about the criminal justice system in the United States, as well as human rights in our own country and across the world.