What are you hoping to accomplish and or offer to GSAC?
I offer a unique perspective as the youngest person on the council. It is my first semester here so I hope to also bring insight as an outsider.
There are an abundance of items this council is looking to accomplish, but to me a lot of our goals boil down to one key point: giving a voice to the too often isolated body of graduate students.
What are three expectations that you have of this council?
Three of my expectations are to improve the experience for current graduate students, shape the program to be more future-looking, and create a sense of community.
How do you plan to represent graduate students on GSAC?
I plan to represent the students according to their needs. If you see me around feel free to stop me and chat about anything. I’m also very available via email, so feel free to reach out with any concerns to the email listed above. You can reach me on social media or Discord as well. Just shoot me an email if you’d like those contacts.
I want to make changes to ensure the community feels safe, supported, and valued. Ensuring that everyone is treated fairly is a top priority and I anticipate working with the council to achieve it.
What led to your decision to become a graduate student at Valpo?
Coming out of undergrad I was looking for a sports media program in the Midwest and Valpo fit the bill. The small atmosphere offers plenty of opportunities, like this council, to be involved and a quiet environment to work.
What is one interesting fact about yourself?
I competed on multiple collegiate esports teams as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan – Flint and I hope to pursue a career in esports.
What is your favorite food?
Nothing beats a good stromboli, but grilled salmon is a close second.