Why did you choose PLU?
I loved the energy that I felt when I stepped on campus; everyone is friendly and willing to help you succeed and be the best you you can be.
What does it mean to be a Lute?
Being a Lute means being a thoughtful and conscientious person who steps out of their comfort zones with a positive attitude and an open mindset.
What have you learned from your community outreach experiences?
There are so many stereotypes in the world that are placed on communities and groups of people, but they are just stereotypes. You have to get to know people for who they are, and not let stereotypes get in the way of how you perceive someone. Through community outreach I have met so many different people and know who they really are. I'm proud to be a part of the Parkland community.
How has PLU helped you discover and pursue your vocation?
Since coming to PLU, I have really found a love for soccer. Playing with this team and for this school I feel a great sense of pride to be a part of Lute Athletics, and I want to win for my program. This has spread to the rest of my life: I feel more passionate about my schoolwork and the possibilities that are in my future.
What sets PLU Athletics apart from other athletics programs?
We all have so much support for each other in our respective sports. We always go to each other's games and are some of the most spirited at the events. Outside of sports we all hang out with each other too, so it's a real close-knit community with all of the athletes. It makes my college experience so much more fun knowing that I have the support and love of my peers.