Iowa (including Quad Cities in Illinois), Oregon, Washington
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
High School: Millard West High School
College: Nebraska Wesleyan University (BS), University of Wisconsin - Madison (MS)
Major: Bachelors in Biology and Masters in Global Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Activities during college: Study Abroad, Student Ambassador, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Freshman welcome leader, Environmental Clubs, Yoga Club, sand volleyball intramurals, Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, trying every coffee shop and pizza shop around town, and going for walks
Fun and interesting fact about yourself: So far, I’ve been to 8 different countries and cliff jumped in 3 of them even though I am terrified of heights!
Why do you think Creighton is special? Creighton has a friendly atmosphere from the minute you step onto campus. Everyone here pushes you to chase your passions and to continue learning even if it seems impossible. Creighton puts an emphasis on taking your learning outside of the classroom which is how I learned what I was truly passionate about when I was in college – so I love that it is incorporated into everything here!
Do you have any special advice or tips for applicants? Follow what you’re passionate about! Choose a college and a major that will make you happy at the end of the day – it makes a huge difference in the long run!
What do you like about Omaha and what are your favorite secret spots? Omaha is that city where no matter how much you do over the weekend, there is always something that you missed out on. There are events happening all over town and a lot of different places to explore. Some of my favorite hidden gems are Lauritzen Gardens (I used to give tours there!), the Beanery coffee house, and the Greek Islands Restaurant which is owned by my neighbor! They have the best authentic Greek food in town!