I am involved with Inter-Greek Council, Delta Phi Epsilon
Sorority, and Public Relations Student Society of America
(PRSSA). I am also the Student Manager at the Student Involvement and
Employment Office. Between that, work, and class I don't have a lot of
free time, but when I do I like to hang out with my friends and family. I
like to go to concerts and movies, do crafts such as scrapbooking and
knitting, and bake.
Why did you choose to attend UWSP?
I came to UWSP with the intent to study interior architecture. After a
year of the program, I realized it wasn't for me, but I did not want to
leave my relationships with friends and professors at UWSP behind. That
is when I switched to the Communication Department.
Favorite event on campus:
The Homecoming parade and festivities are a blast! I like to see
everyone really pumped up with UWSP spirit. I also really enjoy SIEO's
Make Life Sweeter fundraiser. $5.00 gets you into a room full of
delicious treats. I'm a chocoholic.
What do you like most about going to UWSP?
I like how easy it is to get to know other students, faculty, and staff at UWSP. Everyone is really friendly.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:
The Brewhaus! It has a great atmosphere and is a good place to chill out
in between classes. I love that each month they come up with a
different specialty drink. Their sweet and spicy chai tea is the best!
How has your interaction with professors benefited your education?
The smaller class sizes at UWSP allow for a lot of interaction between
professors and students. If I have a question, I know I can ask in class
or stop by the professor's office during their office hours. I like
being able to get one-on-one assistance if I need it. Also, in upper
level courses you begin to have the same professor for multiple courses.
They become great references because they know the quality of your
What do you like best about the Stevens Point community?
The people and the food! I love that within one street downtown there is
Mediterranean, Chinese, Mexican, subs and traditional American bar
food. And the farmer's market is a great place to get fresh produce in
the summer and fall.
What are your career goals?
Ideally, I would love to plan events for a non-profit arts-based organization on the east coast.
How has UWSP prepared you for your future?
I have gained many skills outside of the classroom. My involvement in
student organizations and my job have taught me how to manage my time
wisely, communicate effectively with others, and be professional. My
position at the Student Involvement and Employment Office
is great "real world" experience for after college.
What advice would you give to a new UWSP student?
Don't be afraid to get involved outside of the classroom. Join student
organizations and hold officer positions. The experiences you gain will
go a long way. Also, if you are thinking about studying abroad, do it. I
went to Northern Italy for three weeks last summer to study
architecture and art. It is one thing to sit in an art lecture and stare
at a slide of a famous work and a completely different thing to hear an
art lecture when the actual piece is right in front of you. They just
don't compare. The International Programs
office has several different study abroad options and they make it really easy to go.