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By: Samantha Jewell, Social Media Editor
What brought you to Regis University?
Born and raised in Sacramento, California, I have grown up attending private institutions. For high school, I attended Saint Francis High School, an all-girls Catholic preparatory school. During my senior year, I had a college day at my high school, and I found Regis by wandering around and looking at all the colleges and instantly become very fascinated by this institution. I was not expecting to leave the state of California, but after visiting and touring Colorado and Regis, I immediately fell in love and knew it would a good change and place for me to spend the next few years of my life!
What is your major? And why did you decide that was what you wanted to study?
I am an Elementary Education major. I eventually would like to work with special needs kids because I feel compelled to give back to the community to whom all have helped me endeavor on this journey called life and education.
What is your plan after graduation?
A “to be determined” situation I am in currently. As of right now, I plan to teach in an elementary school in Colorado, and then go back to school to get my master’s in Special Education…
Who is the most influential person in your life?
My mother is the most influential person in my life. She has not only taught me that hard work pays off when you reach for the extra mile at something because working towards that additional step proves to yourself what we are called to do. By persevering through the hard times, only makes us stronger, even when we may fail. But to pick up the pieces, and continuing to strive throughout the hard times, will only lead us to achieve greater things in life.
What is the happiest moment in your life?
The happiest moment would have to be making dean’s list at Regis. One of my biggest goals and achievements, I have always wanted to make something and have my name on something at this school. I confide a lot in the Jesuit education and appreciate all this school has done for me in the last four years I have been here.
What is your favorite Jesuit Value? Why?
Finding God in all things would have to be my favorite Jesuit value. As I walk around campus from class to class, travel in this beautiful state and see the people that walk this earth, I honestly am amazed about how God created every one of us and His plan he has for all his gifts.