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Hometown: Grapevine, TX
Alma Mater: Baylor University 2014, 2016
Degree: B.S. Education
Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: The University of Dallas is truly a unique educational ecosystem inviting students’
cooperation in a transformational collegiate experience. Elements such as the Core,
and semesters abroad in Rome are brought together within the Catholic intellectual
tradition to form powerful hearts and minds. The search for the true and the beautiful
is alive on this campus, come see for yourself!
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Capp Bar
Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? On any given Saturday you will find me with my latest science-fiction read and a
cup of coffee at Buon Giorno’s in Grapevine.
Favorite Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien or Island of the World by Michael D O’Brien
Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Hard Eight BBQ
Favorite UD Event: Groundhog
Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: In the summer of 2014 I had the opportunity to travel to Greece with a program run
through my university. The bustle of cosmopolitan Athens paired with the natural
beauty of the Grecian countryside is in my opinion one of the world’s treasures. I
consider my experiences in the Mediterranean to be some of the most formative weeks
and months of my life. There is nothing quite like interacting with primary texts
in the places they were conceived and written.
Advice to Prospective Students: Not all who wander are lost. Entering university does not require that you commit
yourself to one field of study, however it does require you to commit yourself to
the learning process. Conveniently, the Core facilitates introductions to some of
the best thinkers spanning history. Immerse yourself in the rich curriculum at UD
and do a bit of intellectual wandering.