Q: Where are you from? (city, state)
A: I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood?
A: I chose Kirkwood because it is a great community college that is close to home. I love the size of Kirkwood. It is large enough allowing me to feel like I have freedom but small enough that your professors know who you are.
Q: What is your major and how did you choose it?
A: Originally, I went to Kirkwood for the amazing nursing program. After branching out, I decided that nursing wasn’t the career path I wanted to take. I then changed my major to an Associates of Liberal Arts and am transferring to the University of Northern Iowa for a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Middle Level Education.
Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?
A: One of my proudest moments while at Kirkwood was successfully coming back to school after a break and making the dean’s list every semester thereafter.
Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood?
A: After Kirkwood I plan to finish my bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa. My career goal is to be a special education teacher.
Q: What inspires or motivates you?
A: My motivation comes from my support system. I am blessed to have a loving family cheering me on throughout my journey.
Q: Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood – hobbies, family, other interests, etc.
A: Outside of Kirkwood, I am a lot of things. I am a wife, fur momma, auntie, daughter, and friend. I currently work for a local middle school as a paraprofessional while I finish my degree.
Q: What does be named an Outstanding Student mean to you?
A: To me, being an Outstanding Student is an honor. It means that my hard work in and out of the classroom is not going unnoticed.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
A: It’s never too late to change and it’s never too late to go back to school.
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