Describe yourself: Genuine, optimistic, enthusiastic​

Most important thing you’ve learned so far in your major: Successful and effective teaching is not easy. Developing lesson plans that will engage students requires a lot of thought and creativity.​

I’m most proud of: My decision to transfer to DePaul. DePaul’s urban location and social awareness were exactly what I was looking for in a university. My experience has exceeded all of my expectations.​

Favorite places at DePaul: The Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE) and the Dean of Students Office in the Student Center. These offices are great resources.​

Love going to school in Chicago because: It's literally our classroom! As part of my curriculum, I have gone on architecture tours, enjoyed the opera and visited many different museums. And since I’m an education major, I observe teachers and students in Chicago Public School classrooms. These experiences have encouraged me to explore the city even further.​

Favorite hobbies: Knitting and photography​

Favorite book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. It was the first book that made me cry.​

Best kept secret about DePaul: The track on the top floor of the Ray Meyer Fitness Center. It's surrounded by glass windows, with great views of the Chicago skyline to distract me while I’m running.​

Area of Study: Secondary Education in Social Sciences
Graduation Date: December, 2010
Hometown: Downers Grove, Illinois
High School: Benet Academy
Awards & Achievements:
  • ​​Dean’s List
  • Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship​
Campus Involvement:
  • ​Transition DePaul Orientation Leader
  • AVID Tutor
Current Employment:
  • ​Office Assistant, Office of Academic Enhancement
  • Office Assistant, Dean of Students Office​