Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
What he does: Performs in the student improv group Voodoo Barbie; volunteers at an elementary school; and participates in the Beloit Independent Theatre Experience (BITE)
How Beloit stood out: I visited a lot of other similar liberal arts colleges. Beloit had its priorities straight for learning: Beloit put an emphasis on the learning experience it created.
Taking advantage of Beloit’s learning experience: I found that being undecided is sort of liberating. I can take whatever classes I want, the faculty is really great with helping you on the way, and Advising Practicum helps you make decisions about majors.
Finding the value of Beloit: I really like the size of Beloit. It really does help with professor and student relationships, and it helps with networking. I think that’s something that you don’t get at other places.
On working with kids: I mentor a kid at a local elementary school. We play games and eat lunch. For a Spanish class, I help with kids whose parents take English Language Learning (ELL) classes. I’ve also been a camp counselor at an art camp back home and will be again this summer. I like working with kids. I’m considering taking some education classes.
On studying Spanish: I’m really into Spanish. I’m looking into study abroad — maybe in South America. I’m thinking about a Spanish major, but I’m not sure. I like being undecided.
Improv-ing: I did improv in high school. I came and saw one of the Voodoo Barbie performances. I was intimidated but thought I’d try out. I got in, and so far it’s been really fun. It’s been great to make the connections with upperclassmen. I’m excited to be part of it in years to come.