Coming into Juniata College, what was your biggest worry?
“My biggest worry was probably making friends, which I’m not normally worried about, but because I’m a transfer student and technically a junior living in the Freshman dorm, my biggest fear was fitting in because I’m in a weird in between.”
Why did you decide to transfer to Juniata?
I decided to transfer because I was really only there (at my old school) to get my Associate’s to pay for college in a cheaper way, and I didn’t know what I want to do. I got it (my degree) in Liberal Arts to explore, and then I knew the next step was a four-year college.
What is one motto or life moral that you would tell people?
Don’t be afraid of failure! Failure is how you grow and learn.”
Tell me about a time when you failed, but then learned something from it.
“I’ve always failed at math in life, throughout middle school and high school, and I had horrible math anxiety just because teachers would call on me even though they knew I wasn’t good at In college I actually ended up getting more Bs, which was good because I picked good teachers. I overcame it once college was more customizable, but it was definitely a struggle throughout my life. I also chose a major that doesn’t have math which is good.
What is the thing that you like the least about Juniata?
“The thing I like the least is that… I think we’re very accepting to a certain group of people’s ideas. We’re very liberal minded here which is great, and I think that we’re very accepting and pushing to have no bias, but I think in the process of that a lot of people who have ideas that go against that political correctness get almost- I guess pushed away. I think that would be the biggest problem.”