Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Major: Psychology, sociology
Internship Unit: Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
Have you participated in experiential learning?
Yes, in Bali, Indonesia. I studied cultural anthropology.
Have you had any internships?
I interned at the Slukat Learning Center in Bali this summer, where I taught children English basics.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I will be 30 years old and I see myself working toward tenure at a university, teaching various forms of both cognitive and social psychology.
Why did you apply for PSO Scholars?
I applied for this program because I wanted to become more informed on the history of various community projects across Georgia in the hopes of partaking in these projects. I also want to impact my community on both a local and state-wide level through my own insights and abilities.
What excites you most about your unit?
I am very excited to instill leadership qualities in the youth of Athens, show them how to be an effective member of their communities and become conscientious of their own roles in the political agendas of Athens. I hope to work with Peer Court and show young individuals alternatives to problem solving.
What do you hope to get out of this experience?
I hope to impact Athens and, in turn, change my identity as a member of society. I want to make a difference in people’s lives, however subtle. I hope my leadership qualities and kindheartedness will inspire people to act as good Samaritans.
Why is service and outreach important to you?
These are the tools by which people improve adverse circumstances and establish strong connections with all individuals. Rather than sitting idly, I love being in the midst of change and progress.
I am an incredible ice skater/roller blader.
The Public Service & Outreach Student Scholars program provides the opportunity for a select cohort of undergraduate students to explore and engage with the University of Georgia’s public service and outreach (PSO) mission. Supported by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, and administered through the Office of Service-Learning, this year-long program is intended to provide deeper understanding of PSO’s purpose, breadth, and depth through supervised service experiences with PSO and communities, to help students link their public service experiences with their career and educational goals, and to create a community of student scholars who understand the role of public service in Georgia and more broadly.