Did you study abroad?
I did not manage to study abroad during my time at OHIO; however, I was able to volunteer abroad multiple times. Recently, I traveled to Port Au Prince, Haiti, with an OHIO campus ministry called Reach Out On Campus. My undergraduate research focus has been Appalachian "food insecurity." The issue is an everyday reality for a majority of the Haitian population.
You’re a dietetics major who has taken advantage of Arts for OHIO. What is Arts for OHIO?
Arts for OHIO is a program that provides a variety of free events that highlight students' artistic expression. The ability to attend plays, art exhibits, dance recitals, and music recitals at no additional cost has exposed me to unquestionably talented, artistic students who, by showcasing their preferred mediums, make me proud to be an OHIO peer.
What’s your advice to potential OHIO students about paying for college?
Seek scholarships in unusual places. For instance, most majors have associated professional organizations, which offer scholarships to undergraduate students.
How is residence life?
What I enjoyed most about the residence halls was being surrounded by so many other students who were passionate about a variety of topics, issues, or interests.
Were you in a learning community?
I was in a learning community (LC) titled Food for Thought. Seemingly an appropriate name for nutrition students, the learning community actually served an eclectic group of students. Initially, I found the learning community most beneficial because, despite large lecture courses, I was able to more easily approach the other LC students for accountability with studying and OHIO student life. To this day I still see the LC students around campus or in classes. It is encouraging to witness what they have become involved in throughout their time at OHIO, when it seems only yesterday that we started our undergraduate experience together.
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania