Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga.
Major: Journalism and German
Post-Graduation Plans: Next year (or rather, in a few days), I'll be working in New York as a reporter for Bloomberg News, a wire service that provides news for the business world. I'm covering the stock market for them, which means I'll be writing quite a few stories every day that inform traders and stock owners as they're making decisions throughout the day.
What will you miss most about W&L?
I like the location of W&L, and especially in New York, I know I'll miss the beautiful natural surroundings. Mostly, though, I'll miss the close relationship with my friends and professors.
How are you different now than you were four years ago?
When I came here four years ago, I sort of disdained this place. Coming from Atlanta, I thought there was no way I'd learn anything in so provincial a location. Now, I realize how much I've enjoyed being here and how much I learned just by taking advantage of the culture we do have here.
Do you have any advice for incoming freshmen?
I would tell incoming freshmen to find your niche. It's the advice I was given four years ago, and it turned out to be the key to my experience here. Find out what you're good at and what you love, and do those things. Explore your interests and find others who share them. And don't do anything just because everyone else does it.
What do you most look forward to after graduation?
Ever since I was small, it's been my dream to work as a journalist in New York City. I even have this little snow globe my dad gave me years ago when he visited the city. For the past few weeks, I've been shaking that snow globe, thinking how it's really going to happen! In a few days, I'm moving into an apartment in Brooklyn, then I'm getting on a subway and going to work for one of the biggest journalism organizations in the world. I couldn't be more thrilled.