What made you choose ECU?
When my sister and I were little we decided to attend the same college. She enrolled in Fall 2004 and I came shortly after in Fall 2006 to fulfill my promise. As of today, we still both attend ECU, I attend as an undergraduate and she attends graduate school.
What advice would you give someone who is considering coming here?
In my opinion, everyone should live on campus their freshman year. It gives you the opportunity to meet people and makes it easier to get involved on campus. There is nothing quite like that first year of college, and I don't think it's the same when you don't live on campus. Even though my sister and I had a plan, and we knew we were going to live together, I still wanted to experience one year living on campus. I just felt like I should. And I still feel that way. Everyone should live on campus for at least one year. It is such a learning experience.
Why do you want to be a math teacher?
I've always wanted to be a teacher and math is the only thing I’m good at! Math is just really interesting to me. I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but you know how sometimes you drift away and daydream? Well, when I do that, I’m thinking of math. I’ll think of a number, like the number four, and then I’ll just go on and on with multiples of it—8, 12, 16, 20, etc., as far as I can. And when people get on my nerves, I do math problems in my head, and it helps me ignore them.
What do you think you will miss the most once you graduate?
Living in Jones Hall my freshman year. I already miss the late night talks. And when our whole floor would meet in the lobby to watch Law and Order and eat pizza. The friends I made then, I’ll probably still have in 20 years, especially my friend Amanda. The funny thing is that we went to high school together, but we didn't really get along. We were just totally opposite in high school. She was a cheerleader, and I was more of a tomboy. It was only after we were assigned to be roommates that we got to know each other. Now we are best friends.