What or whom was your favorite class or professor? Why?
My favorite class was also taught by my favorite professor, Dr. McDonald. Not only did I learn about developmental psychology in class, but I found that I was deeply interested in moral judgment and decision making. Dr. McDonald is one of the nicest and most compassionate people I have met at W&J. I am a psychology major because of her, and I will miss our conversations!
What are you going to miss the most about W&J?
I am going to miss the people. The friends I have gained over four years have helped me feel at home here and will last well into the future. Faculty and staff members also enhanced my experience because they believe in helping students and being a resource for support. I always knew I had professors that had my back and would help me with anything since they cared.
What advice would you give to incoming or prospective students?
Don't be afraid to branch out and take classes that are interesting. I became a psychology major because the courses were intriguing to me, and before that I had no reason to take any psychology courses. Incoming students should participate in class and events, talk to other students, and get to know their professors. I would also advise them to go after their dreams and not to wait for opportunities to come to them, instead they should seek them out because you never know where it could lead.
In what ways have you changed at W&J? How have you transformed personally?
Throughout my four years, I have developed from a quiet, reserved teenager into a strong, confident woman. This journey has had setbacks that have tested me, but I've learned to not be held back by unsupportive people or challenges. These experiences made me a better person who is ready to go out in the world. Since I found my voice here, I can use that voice to help those who need it most.