- Hometown: Lynnwood, Washington
- Academic Interest: Psychology
I was accepted to all of the schools I applied to and had my eyes set on the East Coast. As time went by and I had to make my decision of what school I wanted to attend, I changed my mind from the East Coast schools to Western because I wanted to be closer to my family and friends in Washington. I love Washington and all that it has to offer, and Western welcomed me with open arms before I even decided to attend. People in the Western community would call me to see how I was doing, email me about scholarships and events, and really showed an interest in me.
Even though I only had this professor for one class, Psychology Professor Larry Symons is someone that I know I can go to for academic advice. He is such a wise man who really understands students and how we all deal with different obstacles in life. He has helped guide my future plans by discussing the different types of psychology; my excitement for the field has increased as I learn more from him!
Setting up for Success
Taking English 101 during my first quarter of college was a significant experience. This class helped prepare me for what is expected of me as a college student. I had homework for that class every night and was exposed to lots of new ideas. It set me up for a successful college career by showing me how to break down my study time in an effective way.
Outside the Classroom
My interests outside of the classroom are staying mentally and physically active. I keep myself mentally active by joining various clubs and organizations such as Activities Council, Hall Council, and the Black Student Union. I stay active physically by going on runs around campus as well as working out at the Recreation Center. My work outs help me to relieve stress and clear my mind for school work and other projects of the day.
Bonding with New Friends
My favorite memory at Western was attending the Ethnic Student Center Conference in the fall. I loved this period in my life because this was the time when I met some of my best friends here at Western. It was a bonding experience that was fun and honest that it gave me a lot of insight about various topics as well.
Life in Bellingham
One of my favorite things to do here in Bellingham is to go down to the waterfront and enjoy the view of the water. It is a nice place to go and enjoy dinner with friends or just sit and talk.
I am not sure on exactly what I want to do with my major because things may change, but at this time I am really interested in becoming a criminal psychologist in order to help the world with crime and learn about what motivates people's actions so I can make a difference in someone's life. It always starts with one.