Hometown: ColumbusOrganizations & Activities: Panther Players, Residence Life, PRSSA, ODU Chorus, ODU Ambassador
Why did you choose to attend Ohio Dominican
chose to attend ODU because I was really attracted to the small campus and the wide
range of degree choices. I came from a small high school, so I was looking for
a small university and it was great that Ohio Dominican was so close to home!
since I came to ODU undecided on a major, it was really awesome having a lot of
How do you stay involved at ODU?
very involved around campus. I have been a Student Ambassador since my freshman
year and I have been an RA for two years.
I’m also in the Panther Players
(ODU’s theater group), the ODU Chorus, and the Public Relations Student Society
of America (PRSSA). I really enjoy staying involved and believe it’s important to
having a great college experience!
Have you participated in any internships?
fall 2013, I had an internship with the Conway Center for Family business, a
local nonprofit organization that provides educational programs and resources for
family-owned businesses in Central Ohio.
I did a lot of news writing for the
organization and helped with day-to-day tasks at the office. It was a great
experience and I got to meet influential people in my field.
What organizations do you participate in, and
what have you gained from them?
the organizations that I’m involved in and have really benefitted me are PRSSA
and the Panther Players. PRSSA is great for Public Relations, Business and Communications
majors because it can help you get to know your field better and make
connections that can lead to internships and even jobs.
The Panther Players
organization has been great for me because that is how I met a lot of my
friends on campus. We really enjoy putting shows together and always have a
great time when we’re together.
What would you say to a prospective student
who is considering attending ODU?
would tell any prospective student about how great my experience at ODU has
been both educationally and socially. I have learned more about my field
through my classes than I could have ever thought was possible, and I have had fantastic
professors over the past few years that have always been more than willing to
help and support me.
I have been fortunate to find a great group of friends who
share my interests and I have had some great experiences with them that I will
remember for a long time.
What is your most memorable moment at ODU?
would say my most memorable moment was ODU Day during my sophomore year. ODU Day
is one of the most fun days of the year! I spent it with my best friend, Liz, and
we ran around all day going down the zip line, jumping on the Velcro wall and
just having a great time. It was an awesome day and we were both exhausted by
What do you want to do after graduation?
plan on entering my career field after graduation and hopefully finding a job
in the public relations or communications industry. My dream job is to work in
the PR department at Disney Parks or Disney Corporate.
What is one unique experience you’ve had at
ODU that has helped you grow personally, professionally and/or spiritually? Why?
think the experience I’ve had at ODU that has helped me grow most personally
was my study abroad trip to Rome during spring 2013. I had an opportunity to
travel to Rome for two weeks and it was the first time I had ever been abroad.
It was such an amazing experience, and it really helped me realize how much is
out there for me to be a part of and how many great experiences I have ahead of
What sets ODU apart from other universities
you could have attended?
What sets ODU apart from other universities is
definitely the people. There are so many wonderful people at Ohio Dominican;
from administrators, to professors, to friends!
How proud are you to be an ODU student?
I am so proud to be an ODU student! I am
always getting comments from strangers about what a great institution ODU is
when I mention to them where I go to school. Our community has grown
tremendously, even in my short time here, in everything from academics to
I can’t wait to display my diploma from Ohio Dominican in my office
one day and be able to share the wonderful experiences I’ve had.