High School: Speedway High School
Top three most notable awards/recognition from high school:
- Marching band section leader
- National Honors Society member
IUPUI Major: Psychology major, criminal justice and forensic science double minor
Q: Why did you choose IUPUI?
A: I chose IUPUI because of its variety of opportunities for students, including study abroad, undergraduate research, and a multitude of major and career options. Because the campus is on the edge of downtown Indianapolis, there's always something exciting to see and do. IUPUI takes pride in its diverse population, which also provides me with interesting perspectives and experiences that not only makes me a more well-rounded person, but will also help in finding a well-fitting career after I graduate.
Q: What does being a Bepko Scholar mean to you?
A: As a Bepko scholar, I am a representative and advocate for IUPUI. By taking advantage of what being part of the Honors College offers, I can be a role model of leadership, resolve, and a positive attitude through all parts of my education. There is much more to the world than just me and my school, and it is up to us as Bepko scholars to reach out to all levels of the community, showing our support and effort in promoting wellbeing and involvement.
Top two accomplishments in community service/volunteerism:
For the past six years, I've travelled out of state on annual mission trips. Through these trips, I've completed a variety of work, including redoing a roof and floor, farming in a community garden, and joining the Peace Corps in their work with the Boys and Girls Club. One year, I put on a fall festival through John Knox Presbyterian Church as an outreach program for the community. Some of the activities included cookie decorating, a costume contest, and trunk-or-treating. The event was a success, as many members of the Town of Speedway attended, and we were able to socialize with new people from the city.