Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Alma Mater: Furman University
Degree: B.A. Education
Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: I love the passion for learning on the UD campus. Students and professors here have a natural curiosity. The Core curriculum builds a foundation for all students to develop as readers, writers, and critical thinkers before diving into classes of their major. I love the community and lifelong friendships that develop here. I enjoy the diversity of the student body in that over half of the students come from outside of Texas- 50 states and 15 other countries. I believe that the study abroad experience in Rome is a well-established and meaningful educational experience. It allows for the classroom to come alive to students. It builds unity among the student body in that nearly all UD students share this experience in their sophomore year. The classes offered in the Rome study abroad fit into the Core curriculum, so students of any major can study abroad without falling behind in credits. As I was not a UD undergraduate student, I truly feel like I missed out on this experience. I hope to explore our Rome campus as soon as possible!
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Cap Bar.
Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? My most favorite spot is the Dallas Arboretum; I love the trees and beauty. I like
to shop at North Park Mall and sip coffee at Crooked Tree Coffeehouse. I also enjoy
Saturdays at White Rock Lake with my husband, Nicholis, and my dog, Bailey.
Favorite Book: Crime and Punishment
Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Gloria's. Their Salvadorian, Mexican, and Tex Mex food is the best.
Favorite UD Event: Groundhog.
Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Costa Rica. I especially loved getting to tour a coffee plantation and taking a rainforest tour.
Advice to Prospective Students: Campus visits are so helpful. It is important to be able to picture yourself at whichever school you choose. Talk to current students and professors. Visit a class. Make sure that your school can offer you opportunities to develop not only academically, but also as a whole person. Take time to make your decision: whichever school you pick will be home for the next four years. You will learn a ton, make countless memories, and build lifelong friendships.