What are your plans for the future?
After graduation, I plan on attending law school in North Carolina. I hope to practice law as a family attorney after obtaining my law degree. Later on down the road, I would like to become a district court judge.
Tell me more about your dream career.
When I was younger, I thought I could do it all! I wanted to be a teacher Monday-Friday and on Sunday I wanted to be a preacher. Even though I changed my mind about those professions, I realized I really was passionate about helping others and making differences in their lives. In ninth grade, I decided I wanted to do that by practicing law. After interning with a district attorney's office, I knew this field was for me. I have a passion for law as well as a passion to make sure everyone is living in a just society, which leads me to my ultimate dream goal of being a Supreme Court Justice. I listen to oral arguments and read their opinions of a court case, and I am just amazed of how Justices come to these decisions. I absolutely love it!
As a senior, what is your best memory from the past four years?
My best memory is getting crowned Homecoming Queen for 2011/2012. I never thought in a million years I would be the Homecoming Queen of ECU. In high school, I had a teacher who told me I would never accomplish my goals, and as soon as I got crowned, I knew I had proven him wrong. The crown represented my dedication to academics, getting to meet so many amazing people, and my involvement in extracurricular activities.
How have the past four years changed you as a person?
As a freshman, I was terrified of changes and taking chances. However, since my time here at ECU, I have learned that it's okay to take chances. My favorite saying, when I don't get something that I really wanted is, "That just was not for me." After I say that, then I am okay, but four years ago that wasn't the case. I also have learned that change is not always bad. In fact, most of the changes I have encountered have brought a lot of good into my life and I am so thankful for that. Being a college student, a lot of changes occur, and while at ECU, I have been able to embrace change a lot better than I would have my freshman year.
I also have a speech impediment. As a result, I didn't like public speaking, and I was afraid that people would make fun of me as they did in high school. However, by being involved in organizations and being comfortable enough to speak in class, I have been able to combat this issue. As a matter of fact, last fall I spoke at Open House in front of 1,000 people!
Upon graduating, what will you miss most about ECU?
I will miss so many things about ECU, but what I will most is stepping on campus and feeling that ECU Pride and the close-knit bond of being a part of the Pirate Nation. I will miss going almost anywhere on campus and hearing someone shout Purple, and I know for a fact that someone is going to reply with Gold. Nothing beats that.