Art History Major, Business/Management Minor
How would you describe campus life at Knox?
It's musical, creative, and fun. I started playing instruments when I came to Knox; I was learning so much from my friends on campus that I decided to pick up the guitar myself. Campus Life does their very best to provide a diverse crowd of students with activities and events. The buildings on campus are so old and beautiful. Each one tells a story.
Why did you choose Knox?
I met Dean of Admission Paul Steenis at a 40 Colleges that Change Lives symposium in Denver. We chatted for awhile and he gave me a "You Are Knox" priority admission form, and I was so thrilled I danced out of the room. I did more research and sent in my application, and it turned out that Colorado has a huge alumni support group.
Any advice for high school students on their college search?
Visit campus! Spend as much time as you can experiencing what is to be your home for the next four years. If you have time, spend the night. Go to classes. Eat the food. Have fun! It's so important that you're comfortable on the campus you choose. Check the website ahead of time for clubs you might be interested in and see if you can attend a meeting.
Tell us about a memorable class, experience, professor, or assignment and what you learned from it.
My sophomore year I was a part of a class called "Media Revolutions in the Age before Print" with Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Sherry Lindquist. The class took a close look at the origins of writing from cuneiform tablets up through the printed book. We used artifacts from the Knox Special Collections and Archives to put up an exhibit in the Henry M. Seymour Library. It was so exciting to be on the curatorial and research staff of an exhibition, especially because the topic was so exciting.
What are your interests and hobbies?
I'm an Art History student and a practicing artist; practicing meaning that I'm forever trying to get better. I do photography mainly, but I love to paint and draw as well. I've ridden horses competitively on and off for the past nine years, and I really love dogs. I play the guitar and ukulele, sing, ride my bike, and cook with food from the local farmer's market.
Have you done any volunteering/community service during your time at Knox?
Absolutely! I've done volunteer work with Reading Buddies, Discovery Depot, Rainbow Riders, and Art in the Park.
What campus jobs have you had while at Knox?
I'm a campus driver for the Admission Office. I also worked a summer in the Knox Special Collections and Archives, and I'm currently working in the Office of Communications/Office of Government and Community Relations.
What's the most important thing you've learned at Knox OUTSIDE the classroom?
I've learned a lot from my campus job experience. I've learned how to do things from archival tasks to database entry, and I'm currently learning web design.