Class of 2020

Meet the Class of 2020: World Traveler Will Study Business, Law

Date published: May 10, 2016

MacKenzie FullerIncoming Class of 2020 member MacKenzie Fuller did not especially want to follow in her older brother’s footsteps and come to UD, but luckily she attended Odyssey Days anyway. She sat in on a constitutional law class and immediately fell in love.

Also a lover of Europe after a stint living in Germany during her dad’s time in the Air Force, another attraction of UD for Fuller was the Rome Program. Growing up, her family moved every one to three years; in fact, she attended four different high schools: a private Catholic school in Alaska, an American public school in Germany, a private Catholic school in Alabama and finally a public school in Keller, Texas, where her family has settled now that her dad has retired from the military.

Fuller plans to major in business and go to law school after she graduates from UD; she hopes to eventually practice corporate law, which involves things like writing up contracts between different companies.

“I find how companies interact with each other very interesting,” Fuller said.

A one-time figure skater who still loves to ice skate as well as hike, camp and fish, Fuller was a cheerleader her freshman and sophomore years of high school and a lacrosse player her junior year. This past year, as a senior, she has been involved in DECA -- an international nonprofit association that prepares high school and college students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management -- in addition to waiting tables.

“And I love reading,” Fuller said. “I’ll pick up any book.”

She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. In addition to her brother Ethan, who’s part of the UD Class of 2018, Fuller has an 11-year-old brother and a 6-year-old brother.

What’s she most looking forward to about starting college?

“All of it,” Fuller said. “I’m ready to be challenged academically again. I’m also looking forward to being in the residence halls, getting to know everybody and living together.”

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