Q: Where are you from? (city, state)
A: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood?
A: I chose Kirkwood because I knew they had phenomenal dental programs. I had heard many great things about Kirkwood, and when I toured the facilities, I loved it.
Q: What is your major and how did you choose it?
A: My major is Dental Assisting. I chose this major because I knew I wanted to be in the healthcare field, helping others. I solidified my decision by doing the Kirkwood Dental Academy in high school and doing an internship at a dental office.
Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?
A: My proudest moment at Kirkwood has been caring for patients through our clinics! I also enjoyed being a speaker on the Dental Day panel, through Kirkwood.
Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood?
A: I will graduate with my Dental Assisting degree this summer, 2021, and will be going back to Kirkwood in the Fall of 2022 to further my education with Dental Hygiene. I then hope to work in an orthodontics office, helping people reach their goals of a beautiful smile.
Q: What inspires or motivates you?
A: What motivates me is knowing that at the end of my education journey, I will have all the knowledge to make an everlasting impact on our community.
Q: Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood – hobbies, family, other interests, etc.
A: Outside of Kirkwood I love to travel, be with family and friends, make earrings for my Etsy shop, Maeveclayco, and work as a wedding coordinator, bringing couples wedding dreams to life.
Q: What does be named an Outstanding Student mean to you?
A: I am so grateful for the incredible faculty I have had the pleasure to work with. It is very encouraging to have their recognition. I am thankful for this opportunity.
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