Class of 2021
Hometown: Saint Charles, Missouri
High School: Francis Howell North
Major: Biology/Pre-Med, with minors in Chemistry, Psychology, and Business Administration
Campus Activities: University Ambassadors, Dean’s Council, Student Alumni Council, Community Advisor, Campus Activities Board, Peer Educators, Forensics Team, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, Women's Volleyball Manager, National Society of Leadership and Success, Tri Beta, and the Honors Program
What internships/jobs have you had?
On campus I work in the Admissions office as a University Ambassador and also with Residential Life as a Community Advisor. Off campus I am currently working as a CNA at a long-term care facility in Fulton. I also plan to travel to Europe next summer for a research fellowship
What are your career plans?
I plan to attend medical school and work as a pathologist
Why did you come to William Woods?
I chose to attend William Woods because of its reputation and close proximity to my home. During the time I have spent here, I have come to truly appreciate the small class and campus size. The professors are truly amazing and challenge me to take my understanding to the next level, giving me an excellent foundation for when I go off and apply for medical school.
What has been your favorite class here so far?
Biomedical Ethics with Professor Bob Scott. It challenged me to think and view topics differently that I previously thought I knew a lot about.
What has been your favorite LEAD event so far?
For Thanksgiving, Campus Activities Board put on a Thanksgiving feast with Chipotle. It was a great so much fun to gather around with friends and enjoy free food before we left for break.
What’s one thing you wish you had known when you first started at William Woods?
How helpful everyone will be. Whether it’s staff or your peers, everyone is always willing to help you with anything you might need.
What is one thing you wish more people knew about you?
People usually find out real fast, but I’m really clumsy. I fall down the steps probably twice a day.
Have you ever had a fun nickname?
Phones always auto-corrects my name to Bruce, so a lot of my friends and family have called me that over the years.
What is your favorite thing in your room here?
I have two different throw pillows on my bed that are water-color paintings of my dogs.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
I love hammocking out by Junior Lake in the fall and spring. It’s a great way to get outside and a quiet place to read over notes and listen to music.
Where do you like to study?The basement of the library.
What is a typical weekday like for you at William Woods?
A typical day for me involves going to class in the morning. I work in the Admissions office on most days, so I’m giving tours to families or calling prospective students. In the fall, I manage the volleyball team, so I either go to practice or travel to a game. I try to finish up some homework and then try to get enough sleep.
What is your favorite place in Fulton?
The Fulton Diner. It’s my favorite restaurant in town because they serve breakfast food all day.
What has surprised you the most about going to school at William Woods?
How connected everyone on campus is. Everybody is a part of so many different organizations and you’re always working with new people.
What has been the most challenging part of college?
Managing the little free time I have. College allows you to have many more options on what you do with your free time. Trying to find the discipline to not take a nap and instead attend a LEAD event has been fairly challenging.
What is one word your friends would use to describe you?
What is one word you’d use to describe William Woods?
What is your favorite memory of your time here at William Woods so far?
My favorite memories will always be the things we did in the dorms. Whether it was making grilled cheese with an iron, studying all night for final, or hallway Nerf gun fights, the dorms are definitely one of the highlights of my experience here.
Who is your favorite faculty or staff member?
Dr. Robert Kutz, the Chemistry professor. He took a topic, which I normally am not a fan of, and presented it in a way that made it much easier to understand.
What is your superpower?
I’m involved in almost 15 different organizations on campus, so my superpower is being able to manage my time and resolving conflicts in my schedule.