Bellingham, WA / Stapleton, GA
Human Services; Minor in Education and Social Justice
I lead worship at an off campus ministry called Ekklesia and Cornwall Church in Bellingham, and I have two jobs working for The WWU Alumni Association and Little Caesars Pizza. I also enjoy hiking with my family and friends, drinking coffee at local coffee shops, and traveling and experiencing all that I can.
My father, grandfather and great-grandmother all went to Western and constantly talk about how amazing their experiences were. My dads' closest friends and colleagues are from his days at WWU. I also wanted to have an incredible college experience while carrying on the Viking family legacy.
Fall quarter of my freshman year I took History 103 (American History). During this time I was not sure about college and if it was really for me. This particular class reassured that I was in the right place. I learned how to work hard, read and understand difficult texts, become a better writer and met some of my closest friends. With over 60 students in the class my professor was determined to see every student succeed. Even though I only received a B-, I learned to be a better student and the skills I gained have helped me in numerous ways throughout my college career.
Western is a big campus with a small campus feel. From the small class sizes to countless faculty and staff who truly want to see students succeed, Western really makes you feel at home.