Hometown: Waxhaw, North Carolina
Major: Chemical engineering & economics
What brought you to Mizzou?
I get this question a lot since I’m from out of state and I’m not majoring in journalism. Honestly, I only applied to three schools: two of them were close to home and would have been the easier choice, but I wanted to go to a place where I didn’t know anyone and see exactly who I am.
Mizzou also has virtually every extracurricular group or event you could ever dream of, so the opportunities to get outside of my comfort zone and uncover new passions have been extremely rewarding. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.
If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?
Make people laugh. As a kid I loved to entertain my friends by creating some very elaborate games where an incredible amount of imagination was required because we can’t actually be wandering through a ghost town or time traveling to the Renaissance to catch a singing supervillain. But as an adult, I’ve become involved in the comedy orgs on campus, so in a way I still get to do this. I enjoy being able to add a little bit of light to someone’s world.