Home life: I live with my two younger
siblings, two dogs, and my
parents. For a
“typical” nuclear family, we are surprisingly diverse. My sister, Laura, who is
starting sixth grade this year, is Chinese. We adopted her when she was almost
two. Additionally, my brother, Austin, who is 17, has autism, an obstacle that
plays a large role in our family dynamics.
Intended major and minor: At the moment
I'm undecided, but probably a humanities and maybe a language.
Extracurricular activities & interests: I love reading (especially classics), running, yoga, knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint. Also, I played
the oboe at school and in the Louisville Youth Orchestra.
Favorite vegetable: I'm torn between grilled asparagus and roasted
cauliflower. Oh, and sautéed brussel sprouts, with a little garlic.
Strangest or most unusual thing that has ever happened to me: Surviving two fairly dramatic vehicular
fires. The first was a smoking sewage truck
that pinned my family’s van against a rock wall. The driver ran towards us screaming, “She’s on fire”. Gratefully, we all
managed to get out safely. The second incident happened when a tire exploded. After a suffocating
smell seeped into the bus and the floor suddenly felt
hot, I decided it was time to get out. And just then
flames started leaping around the back of the bus! Again, nobody was hurt,
but I did lose some things, when the bus
burned to a crisp.
Most prized possession: My black, hardback, sturdy 11 x 8 journal.
3 words that describe me: Proactive, questioning, dedicated
Person (alive or deceased) that I’d like to have dinner with: Margaret Mead, an influential anthropologist and feminist from the 20th-century.
My greatest fear: Uninformed people becoming
apathetic toward issues in their societies and blindly following others. That’s scary!
People may be surprised to know that: I created a specialty license plate
awareness) for Kentucky. (I'm even surprised by it!)
Favorite quote: “Be
who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those
who matter don’t mind.”—Dr.
Why I chose Centre College: I wanted a college that was far from home, so Centre wasn't at the top of my list. But every college I visited was lacking when compared to
Centre, either facilities, study abroad, cost, or just intuitive
connection. Something intangible kept drawing me back. After finding out that I was accepted into the
James Graham Brown Fellows Scholarship program, the decision came easily. I
forgot about having to go far away for adventure—it was right in my backyard!