I grew up on the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Reservation in Bowler, WI and
I graduated from the Gresham Community High School. Usually the only
people who know where Bowler or Gresham are located are the people who
Extracurricular / Campus Activities:
I have been involved with the AIRO
(American Indians Reaching for Opportunities) and AISES
(American Indian Science and Engineering Society) organizations for
most of my college career. Both of these organizations gave me the
opportunity to broaden my horizons (a bit cliche, but true) and they
also allowed me to connect with other students that share a similar
background as me.
Why did you choose to attend UWSP?
I came from a small town and I like the “small town feel" I get here.
Where’s the best place to hang out on campus?
The Native American Center
What is your favorite memory of your time here at UWSP?
How can I choose just one? I have had many great memories through my
involvement with the AIRO and AISES organizations, such as the Annual
AIRO Pow-wow, the AISES National Conference, and the numerous group
activities. However, the most significant memories I have as a Pointer
have been my conversations with Sharon Cloud, the former director of the
Native American Center, and Andrew Gokee, the current director of the Native American Center
Through their wisdom and compassion, Sharon and Andrew have
contributed to my educational success more than they will ever know.
What are your career goals?
Immediately after graduation I plan on doing research on childhood obesity back home and volunteering abroad for the summer.
What advice would you give to a new UWSP student?
For incoming freshmen I recommend you get to know your faculty. They are
your greatest resource and support. All of my favorite professors
showed a great passion for their respective expertise and a sincere
interest in their students.
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