“My goal after graduation is to find a teaching job in this area or possibly in the Madison area as a middle school or high school social studies teacher. I would also love to coach basketball at the high school level.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Professor John Leazer is one of the most supportive professors I have had at Carthage. He has followed my success on the basketball court and helped me be successful in the History Department. As my advisor, he has pushed me to achieve my goals and helped me figure out what path I want to take.
“Professor Stephanie Mitchell has shown me kindness and the willingness to help me with whatever I need. Her positivity about everything she does has been contagious and makes you want to be the best person you can be.”
“My favorite class at Carthage has been Senior Thesis. It was my favorite class because Prof. Mitchell was beyond helpful, but it was also my toughest class because it challenged me the most.”
“I have been beyond grateful to have the opportunity to be a 4-year starter on the women’s basketball team. It has been amazing having a second family at school and being able to depend on my teammates for whatever I need. I gained lifelong friends and learned how to be a leader on and off the court.”
Biggest surprise so far
“I think the biggest surprise is learning that I can handle a lot of work. College makes you a new person because it pushes you in ways you didn’t know you could be pushed. Learning how to deal with everything on my plate has been a life lesson I will never forget.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“I had no idea what I wanted to be growing up, but I don’t think 8-year-old me would be too surprised with the career path I chose. I always wanted to be able to help people and make a difference in people’s lives, and teaching allows me to do that.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. It’s okay to reach out to your professors for help because that’s what they are here for. Having one-on-one time with professors is one of the benefits of going to Carthage.”