Sigma Delta Tau
Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana
Major: Social Work
Minor: Vocal Performance
Chapter Philanthropy: Preventing Child Abuse America
During my time at Avon High School and Zionsville Community High School, I was involved with peer mentoring, best buddies, choir, Habitat for Humanity, mission trips, and helping teach the preschool Sunday class at my church. Being involved in my community is very important to me. I believe that giving back to the community is what helps to build stronger bonds and create an understanding among people who are culturally different. I have carried this belief with me now that I am attending Indiana University. I am a Social Work major. I believe that if I can help kids rise above their situations and realize their true potential, it will create a future generation of successful people. This is why I am involved in College Mentors for Kids, which is always the highlight of my week. The main goal of this program is to educate children about higher learning so they strive to better themselves in whatever field they choose. I am also volunteering at Middle Way House in the childcare program so I get to interact with children of all ages who have a mother who has been through some form of abuse. It is truly rewarding getting to be involved in the children’s lives.
My mother believed that when I turned sixteen, I needed to get a job. At the time, I thought it was unfair and I did not understand the logic behind it but now I do. I worked at Old Navy for three years and I not only learned important business skills but I also was able to obtain leadership skills. I became a “Sellebrity Coach.” This was basically a fancy term for training new employees. Being a “Sellebrity Coach” helped me to become more patient and I now know how to teach people in different ways because not everyone can learn the same way. I also can talk to anyone and not be shy.