Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Majors: Theatre and English
Study Abroad: Aberdeen, Scotland
Best Adjective to Describe You: Personable
In 20 words or less, what is the best thing about being part of this department?
Learning and creating with the most supportive people.
What is your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores about getting connected to this department?
Try something new! It’s always so hard to try something you’ve never done, but especially in the theatre department. It’s so common to have no experience with what you’re trying! We love having new students working on shows, in the shop, or anywhere!
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
I’ve learned so much academically, but the most valuable thing I’ve learned at K is how to trust myself creatively and academically. Things move quickly here and you’re always more capable than you give yourself credit for.
What has been your favorite class at K?
My favorite class at K was directing, which I took my sophomore spring. This was my favorite because it was so out of my comfort zone. It was a really small class so we really got to work together. That class helped me as an artist and a student. Highly recommend!
How have you taken advantage of the open curriculum or experienced breadth in your education?
I’ve taken lots of courses outside of my majors. I took psych, econ, history, so many different disciplines. Most importantly, I’ve taken a lot of classics courses, which let me go to Italy with the classics department!
What experiential education opportunities have you participated in?
I’ve done 7 (I think) shows in the Festival Playhouse. I’ve been in Premium Orange acapella for two years and I was a Peer Leader my sophomore year!
What is your SIP?
I am directing, designing (with help), and acting in an hour-long monologue/play called “On The Exhale” by Martin Zimmerman. It explores gun violence from a different perspective.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I’d love to continue doing theatre, but I’d also like to go to grad school or do something similar to become an editor!
What is a random fun fact about you?
I can technically juggle.