I am proud to be a part of Honors & Scholars at such an intriguing, beautiful, and all-around spectacular university. The opportunities that lie in front of me are truly endless and I feel so utterly blessed to have been given the chance to take advantage of these opportunities through the Honors & Scholars program.
I feel that through my first year of college I have not changed much. I have grown, but not so much that I have become unrecognizable to myself. I have grown in my self-compassion–trying to be kinder to myself. I have grown in my relationships–focusing more on the value behind them rather than the surface level friendship. I have grown in my closeness to my family. I have grown in my knowledge, confidence, and dedication. This year has had plenty of ups and downs but looking back, the ups have been wonderful and the downs have taught me more than anything else. Being at OSU has been a dream come true, even with the hard moments. I love my life here. I love the people I have met. I love the school work and learning. I love the opportunities. I love everything, especially the hard times that show me how to grow. I am extremely thankful for this year. It has been a great start.
- Global Awareness: I am excited to further my capabilities in this aspect of leadership by travelling to the United Kingdom this summer to participate in Oxford’s study abroad program for pre-law students. There I will learn about governments with different and also similar legal systems so I will best be able to work with other nations as well as bring awareness to the different struggles in other countries.
- Original Inquiry: I tend to feel like an unoriginal person because I like sticking to the rules so much. However, I’ve learned that having original inquiry is about a natural curiosity to learn each day, not about if someone is creative or is not. Therefore, I continue to have original inquiry in every day because I am a life-long learned who asks questions every day. I never stop until I find the answers.
- Academic Enrichment: I strive to keep my GPA at the highest it can be. I keep my goals high and I take classes that challenge me. I have dreams that I plan to fulfill. I plan to take 15-18 credit hours a semester, keep a 4.0 GPA, and go to law school on scholarship.
- Leadership Development: I have a leadership studies minor and I take a class for that each semester. These classes inspire and motivate me daily. I plan to continue to learn from my leadership and charcter professors because that class makes me focus on the internal aspects of leadership, such as making sure I am able to be my best in order to best help others.
- Service Engagement: I give to the community in any way that I can. I work each week in a local food pantry in order to be a part of the community and get to know who is a part of the world I am in as well. My life goal is to help others and right now, in college, is the perfect time to do so.
The Ohio State University
Major: B.A. English & Criminology (Pre-Law)
Minor: Leadership Studies Oct. 2018 – Present
Charley’s Philly Cheesesteaks (September 2019 – Present)
- Grill variations of meats and veggies to place on a toasted bun which is then topped with the customers’ choice of toppings
- Greet and take the orders of every guest as if we had been friends for ages to make sure they receive quality service
- Interact with many different people ranging in age, background experience, and preferences
Residence Life in The Ohio State University, Office Assistant (October 2018 – October 2019)
- Processed and logged 30+ packages per shift and organizes student data in order to keep records safe and manageable
- Assisted Resident Advisors, Managers, and Hall Directors in making the dorm the safest and most organized place possible
- Issued necessary resources, such as kitchen supplies, cleaning tools, and mail, to students in the dorm when requested
- Directed and assisted guests and students toward correct areas and through protocol to instill a welcoming dorm atmosphere
The iBELIEVE Foundation, Intern (August 2018 – August 2019)
- Acted as 1 of 3 undergraduate interns asked to help the office to promote iBELIEVE and advocate for the youth of Appalachia
- Created advertisements for workshops, summits, and conferences across 9 college campuses in 5 different states
- Formated and designed separate bi-monthly newsletters for over 1000 delegates, sponsors, alumni, and staff
- Used Canva, MailChimp, Wufoo, and other software to organize data gatherings and to create advertisements or newsletters
Toys R Us, Sales Associate (August 2016 – June 2018)
- Achieved the status of top Sales Associate in 2017 as a part-time employee across a team of 40 full- and part-time associates
- Completed 100+ transactions per shift, averaging upwards of 5 Toys R Us credit card applications per shift
- Earned prestigious manager numbers–given to 9 employees–and used them to assist coworkers in overrides for transactions
- Trained 15 new employees each year to prepare for the intense holiday season which resulted in an increased sales rate
ACTIVITIES & LEADERSHIP
Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law), General Member (August 2019 – Present)
- Connects with like-minded students with a similar goal of achieving high scores on the LSAT and of preparing for the future
Delight Ministries OSU, Leader of Female Empowerment (August 2019 – Present)
- Facilitates worship, engages campus, and meets to discuss studies with the many diverse women of the new group
Mount Society Leadership Scholars, Member, and Mentor (August 2018-Present)
- Leads and participates in at least one service event per month where the mission is to combat a struggling area in the city
The iBELIEVE Foundation, Staff Member (Sept 2016-Present)
- Promotes and inspires growth of leadership in councils of 15 high school students at 3 week-long workshops each summer
- Impacts nearly 1000 students every summer with energetic and passionate teams that teach networking and communication
- Balances and manages finances, handling up to $2000 each semester for the on-campus cohort of the foundation
BuckeyeThon, General Body Member and Morale Captain (October 2018- August 2019)
- Plans events to raise money for the philanthropic cause to find a cure for pediatric cancer; last year, $1.7 million was raised
- Works to engage involvement on The Ohio State University’s campus for a goal to raise at least $250 each towards the cause
- Energizes participants at the end-of-year fundraising celebration for the kids by leading dances and encouraging each person
The iBELIEVE Foundation Sept. 2016 – Present
- Facilitate summer leadership workshops to teach Appalachian students necessary communicative & leadership skills
- Offer 400+ hours per year to provide Appalachian youth with opportunities otherwise not offered to them in their region
The Land Grant Opportunity Scholarship (March 2018 – Present)
- Full cost of attendance scholarship to The Ohio State University awarded to only two students in each county of Ohio
In high school, I had an English teacher named Mrs. Myser. She was my teacher for four different classes and it wasn’t until junior year that I realized the deep impact she had had on me. Not only was she an incredible teacher but also an incredible inspiration. She was someone I could go to for anything. She was someone who would listen and offer the best advice. She would help me with every assignment I requested information on. Mrs. Myser was not an easy grader; she was not one to sugar coat things. With every assignment, she pushed me to be a better writer. Her lessons taught me how to get the most out of every sentence and how to make my words take the shape of something magnificent.
Mrs. Myser was the person who inspired me the most throughout high school. She was someone I really looked up to and someone who helped push me out of my comfort zone. If it weren’t for her, I honestly wouldn’t be the person I am today. Her words of encouragement and her pushing my writing abilities led me to find what I am passionate about. Her classes and her in and of herself made me realize that she is passionate about English and helping others and so am I! If it weren’t for Mrs. Myser, I would not be on the career path I am. She encouraged me to chase my dreams more than anyone else in may life. She showed me that I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to. It was all of this and more that allowed me to find what I wanted to pursue. Here I am now, as an English major, and without her, I would not have a clue which direction to go.
I am incredibly thankful to be a part of such a great community that allows me to be authentically who I am. Now, who am I, really? I am an English major on the pre-law track with a minor in Leadership Studies. I am passionate about music, theatre, service, writing, and much more, but that’s not all that I am. I can, along with my passions, be described as a motivated, energetic, loving, hard-working, empathetic, organized, compassionate, and dedicated individual. I am entirely devoted to each and every task I take part in and I am so genuinely passionate about each of them. In each day, I strive to learn something new, as I also describe myself as a life-long learner. This constantly motivates me to broaden my horizons and try new opportunities in every moment. Some opportunities I have previously taken advantage of and been a part of as well as am taking a part in are: Mount Leadership Society Scholars, The iBelieve Foundation as a delegate, intern, and staff member, Buckeye Student Leadership Academy, a job at Toys R Us, show choir captain in senior year, and many other things in between. My greatest dream in life is to simply be able to help as many people as I can in as many ways as I can. I am a go-getter and I will not stop until I’ve had a taste of all this incredible world has to offer.