Hometown: Dudley, MA
"I chose to attend UMass Dartmouth because I didn't want a cookie cutter education."
In high school, I was very involved, but freshman year at UMass, I was lonely, homesick, and thinking about transferring. Then I applied for a position as a Peer Health Educator. Becoming active in one organization opened up so many doors to other organizations on campus. I became an Orientation Leader, joined the Theatre Company, and started the Scrapbooking and Crafting Club. With a full schedule, I learned about time management, and before I knew it, I was getting better grades and loving UMass Dartmouth.
UMass Dartmouth has made me more aware of myself and the world around me—politically, socially, and environmentally. I've also learned about my limitations, how to improve myself mentally and physically, and how to be a healthy member of society in an ever-changing world.