I went to Brandon High School in Ortonville, MI. I was very involved with extracurricular activities including student council, the swim team and performing in talent shows, all in which has allowed me to develop into the person I am today. From all my leadership experience in high school, I was informed about the Leader Advancement Scholarship at CMU. This sounded like such a great opportunity, so I applied my senior year and now I am a part of the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute at Central Michigan University.
Coming into college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I came in thinking that I had a plan, but little did I know that the plan would change several times. In my time here at CMU, I have changed my major about three times now, but I truly believe that I know what my passion is and what I can really see myself doing with my life in the future. I have decided to pursue a major in Communication Disorders(CDO) and a double minor in American Sign Language and Leadership. I don’t know why I didn’t think of CDO before, but I am already so excited to take classes and learn about something that I am passion about and something I can use to help others and make a difference. I plan on going into speech pathology and I would love to work either in a school or hospital where I could work with kids. Sign Language is also something that has really giving me joy whenever I’m in class. I want to be able to use the language to communicate with others and also help with Deaf children or other children who have a speech disorder.
Within the next year, I will be applying to get into the major of CDO in which my GPA for the 4 prerequisite classes will be looked at in my application. I recently just signed my ASL minor as well as my Leadership minor. I am thankfully still graduating in four years and then I will be applying for Graduate school. I am excited for my future and all the opportunities that CMU has to offer me as I continue my journey here.