November 03, 2009
Theatre Arts, Asian Languages & Literatures
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Class of 2012
Why did you choose the U of M?
I have always wanted to live in a big city. I enjoy the downtown skyline, the nightlife, and just the presence of people in general.
What do you like about being an Honors student?
I love the resources offered through the Honors Program. My Honors advisor is very helpful in giving me a clear picture of where my interests can lead me, not only at the University, but also after I graduate.
What was the best part of living in Honors Housing?
Living in the Honors community in Middlebrook Hall provided me with the opportunity to meet so many people. After graduating from a high school class of just over 100 students, I felt right at home at a school of over 50,000.
What has been your favorite Honors course?
Introduction to Theatre was a very exciting experience for me. I remember the first day, the instructor referred to the class as the Politics of Theatre. From that day on, I began to see theatre being performed everywhere, on the streets, in restaurants, even in my calculus class. Before I took the class, I had a very narrow perception of what theatre meant to me. I gave little thought to the different kinds of theatre, let alone its purpose and the impact it can play in people's lives.