DePaul student

Describe yourself: Det​ermined, inquisitive, perplexed

Most important thing I've learned so far in my major: ​How art has played a major role in culture, social movements, and even activism

Plans after graduation: ​To go to graduate school and earn a degree in either art therapy or art education

Can't live without: F​ood!  I always enjoy trying new types of food. 

Favorite place at DePaul: Richards​on Library

Favorite quote: "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus​

Best place to eat near campus: Duck Wa​lk

Favorite book: 1984 by George Orwell

As an Art and Design major, going to school in Chicago provides me with the opportunities to: Explore the city's vast art scene. I have found and heard of several community art organizations and support structures that offer great opportunities for artists and people of the community. ​

Service at DePaul is: A huge part of day-to-day life here. DePaul’s three major characteristics are Catholic, Vincentian, and urban, which each play a large role in DePaul’s involvement in service. Through service, DePaul offers many ways for students to become engaged with the broader community and to become responsible leaders.​

Vincentian Service Day (VSD) is: A university-wide service day that brings together at least 1,000 DePaul volunteers on the first Saturday of May each year. DePaul volunteers are placed into groups, varying in size, and are paired with one of our community partners to work on day-long projects. Last year, the Vincentians In Action Facebook page (DePaulVIA) was created as a means to share all of the great experiences of service with the DePaul community. As a member of the Vincentian Service Day Team last year, I was the social media coordinator and was in charge of managing our social networks. For VSD this year, my role will be to coordinate an "Art Against Violence" program that will encourage the DePaul community to participate in art-making as a way of activism. It's been really exciting to work with VSD because of the amazing turnout and all of the fantastic people that I get to meet.​​​

Area of Study: Art and Design
Graduation Date: June, 2013
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
High School: Thomas Kelly High School
Awards & Achievements:
  • Egan Hope Scholar
  • Dean's List​​​​​​
Campus Involvement:
  • DePaul Community Service Association
  • Vincentian Service Days
Current Employment: