Bay Springs, MS
Where are you now? Northwest Rankin Middle School, Flowood, MS
Why did you choose to come to MSU? I chose to come to MSU because I enjoyed the atmosphere there and wanted a new experience a little further away from home. The people there were so welcoming and felt like more than a college; it was just like home. A four year college has the potential to be scary and overwhelming but MSU made the experience so amazing and easy to be yourself. Pursuing a degree in college education lit a fire in me because I knew that I would be able to help future generations be the best they could be. I want to be able to help children change the world!
How did the METP enhance your college experience at Mississippi State? METP enhanced my college experience through the informative weekly meetings that I felt would better prepare me for my future as teacher. I enjoyed being put together with my cohort to get to know them as we worked together on projects.
What do you want people to know about you? Although I can be quiet, serious, and completely no-nonsense 99% of the time, I am actually a very fun-loving person who loves to laugh and make others laugh! I am obsessed with the outdoors and spend as much time outside as I can! I can't wait to be able to teach children about the world around them so that they might love it as much as I do! My favorite thing is animals; critters big and small, I love them all!
What were some of your other involvements on campus? I was a Phi Mu.
Funny Moment/Interesting Fact? An interesting fact about myself is that I am passionately interested in fish, specifically sharks.
What advice would you give to entering freshmen or students finishing up high school? Keep an open mind coming into college. There are so many diverse opinions and ideas around you. College truly is a melting pot. Stay true to yourself but try to be sincerely open to listening to those around you. You may learn something new. Also, don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. Your friends and leaders will be a great support system for you, but it's important to remember you are in control of how you allow people to treat you.