I grew up in Colorado Springs, and didn't originally plan on or even desire to attend college. I eventually changed my mind and completed my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in three years, at Westmont College. After a life-changing two years as an RA at Westmont, my mentor (a Taylor alum) encouraged me to look at the MAHE program. I was drawn to Taylor's academic excellence coupled with unique professional development. I am now working on my Masters while serving as the Hall Director in Swallow Robin, which I am proud to say is Taylor's oldest residence hall. I hope to continue championing student leaders towards self-reflection focused around anti-racism, issues of gender and sexuality, personal growth, and spiritual development.