Why did you choose University of Puget Sound?
I chose Puget Sound for many reasons. However, the thing that truly sold me was the community. Yes, this is a small liberal arts university with 2,500 students but it was more then just the size. People here are easy to talk to. The way I have always described it is that Puget Sound students are down to earth. When I visited I was received by people who didn't know me and yet easily jumped into detailed conversations about Puget Sound and their experiences here. I was sold on those conversations because they felt real and not forced.
What professor has especially inspired you during your time at Puget Sound?
I will always be inspired by Dr. Jeffery Matthews. I started the Business Leadership Program while he was director and was immediately impressed. Dr. Matthews taught me the importance of a brand and got me to recognize the importance of my actions. It is through these lessons and his passion for students that I have been inspired to put the utmost care into my work and to strive for the greatest success.
What has been your favorite class?
Even though my first major and passion is Business Leadership my favorite class was in the Mathematics Department. I loved linear algebra. The logical way it made me think and the very linear progression of the class was really enjoyable. More than any other class I got really excited to do the homework, even if it took me 3-4 hours to figure out one of my problems!
What campus activities do you participate in?
Student Admission Associate, Sigma Chi, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, BLP Board, 125th Anniversary Committee
What is your favorite place on campus?
I love Oppenheimer. This is partly because of how much I love talking with people. Oppenheimer provides a constant rotation of friends and acquaintances for me to talk to. It is so much fun!
What advice would you give to a prospective student or first year about the Puget Sound experience?
You will change majors, activities, friends, and personality through your time at Puget Sound. Don't be afraid of change, embrace it. Try out everything (both classes and activities) you can so that you can be sure you find your passion. Change can be scary but you never know when you are going to find an activity that will excite you and improve your time exponentially. On that note, if you get involved in something that isn't improving your time here at Puget Sound feel free to move on. You will have four years to make this the best time of your life, don't waste a moment!
What quirky or fun thing do you wish you had known before you came to Puget Sound?
Signing up for all 100+ clubs on campus is perfectly acceptable, as long as you are willing to deal with the emails!!
Who is your favorite character from a movie/book/television series?
Mike Ross - Suits, best T.V. show on television today
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
I would have loved to watch Jack Nicholas and Arnold Palmer dual it out in the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
What’s the #1 most played song on your iTunes/Spotify?
I am not that musically inclined and so I don't have very many songs. That being said, of the 30 I listen to regularly right now there is a three way tie: Same Love, Macklemore Some Nights, FUN and Call Me Maybe, Carlie Rae Jespen (seriously don't judge me)
If you could have one person with you on a deserted island, who would it be and why?
Dwight Shrute - He would know how to keep me alive and he would be a constant enjoyment to have around.