Tell us a little about yourself…
I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UNO in Communication. While doing so, I was heavily involved with the nationally ranked forensics team as a competitor and as a coach. During the school year, my time is spent teaching and being your Undergraduate Admissions Rep. In the summer time, I travel to Cape Town South Africa to work with the nonprofit organization, One Heart Source.
I love spending time with family and traveling to new parts of the world that I haven’t seen before. This fall, I will welcome a new addition into my family and I couldn’t be more excited.
What is your favorite thing about UNO?
My favorite thing about UNO is how beautiful of a place it is, inside and out. On the surface, UNO is a bright, gorgeous campus that makes you feel lucky that you get to attend it. But when you immerse yourself in UNO’s culture, you find out how much the faculty truly cares about its students and wants to see them succeed in all aspects of their lives. From first generation college students to international students, UNO wants its students to be better than they were when they first enrolled. I also love that it gives students individuality to find what they like and help them grow into their own. UNO offers a vast amount of organizations that provide students a place to be themselves and thrive.
What do you like to do most in Omaha?
What I love to do most in Omaha is spend time downtown. In the heart of Omaha, the Old Market is home to not only dozens of local restaurants that has some of the best food you’ve tasted, but also the world’s best zoo (literally)! Just a few blocks west, we have another area that acts as a second Old Market location with the some of the best ice cream in the Midwest, called Coneflower that I love to go to.
What piece of advice do you offer to students going through the college search process?
I have two pieces of advice for students going through the college search process. The first is that you should do as much research as you can before you choose a college. For example, if you love competitive public speaking, go the MavForensics website to learn more about the coaches, competitors, and what makes them one of the best teams in the country. You are investing in your future and you want to find a place that will not only make you happy, but will be the best fit academically. My second piece of advice is, apply for as many scholarships as you can. The time and energy that you put into that effort will save you money in the long run. It will be worth it!
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