Hometown: Davisburg, Michigan
Major/Minor/Institutes: History and Music major, Ford concentration
Campus Organizations: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Model United Nations, varsity swimming and diving team, Ford Council
Why I chose Ford: I chose Ford for the extensive opportunities the institute gives to its members. Opportunities for internships, alumni connections and out-of-the-classroom learning. Ford is also a place where like-minded people can unite to help the community.
Best part of being a Briton: Being a Briton means a lot. As an athlete, that of course is where my mind turns first. I have a chance to represent my college, my community and myself.
Post-graduation plans: Presently, my post-graduate plans are rather unsure. Broad range: grad school, law school, teaching, coaching ...
Favorite movie about my future career: 12 Angry Men (the '50s version) is a movie that I've enjoyed recently that coincides with possible future plans.
Current issue/topic that is important to me: Education policy is an issue dear to my heart, as I grew up being homeschooled. Teaching and learning methods and how that relates to policy.
Hometown: Midland, Michigan
Major/Minor/Institutes: Anthropology and International Studies major, Political Science minor, Ford concentration, member of Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Campus Organizations: Student Volunteer Bureau, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Albion College Dance Team, Delta Gamma sorority
Why I chose Ford: The Ford Institute is a great way to get involved in not only the campus community but the Albion community as well. My love for assisting others and making a change in the world I live in was a large factor in choosing Ford. I also enjoy the idea of public service in politics that can shape other people's lives for the better.
Best part of being a Briton: Feeling as though you are part of one huge family. In every aspect of college life here, you always feel as though someone is behind you, supporting you. I always feel like I can count on someone, and I feel like I am needed and wanted here; that is not something you find in every college.
Post-graduation plans: After I graduate, I would like to take a year off and work for the Department of State in foreign affairs or for the Peace Corps. After that I would like to go to graduate school to further my education in international cultural studies and politics.
Favorite movie about my future career: Argo
Current issue/topic that is important to me: Currently, I am interested in the Middle East (specifically the Arab-Israeli conflict). As of now, I am trying to find programs to study abroad in Jordan and learn Arabic.
Hometown: Swartz Creek, Michigan
Major/Minor/Institutes: Political Science major, Sociology minor, Ford concentration
Campus Organizations: Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Student Senate
Why I chose Ford: I chose Ford because of my interest in public policy and leadership, whether it is in the political world or if I can just use the skills I learn in real life.
Best part of being a Briton: Being able to hold key positions and roles on campus instead of being just another number at a public university.
Post-graduation plans: I want to have a position dealing with public policy or government relations in either the private or public sector.
Favorite movie about my future career: Does a TV series count? House of Cards
Current issue/topic that is important to me: I am becoming very interested in education policy, due to my interest in sociology and how human aspects factor into policy decisions.
Hometown: Lawton, Michigan
Major/Minor/Institutes: Public Policy major, Sociology minor, Ford concentration, member of Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Campus Organizations: Delta Gamma sorority, National Panhellenic Council, Albion College Student Senate, Model United Nations, Organization for Latino/a Awareness, Student Volunteer Bureau, Albion Review, Service Project Appalachia
Why I chose Ford: Ford seemed like a great place on campus for me to accomplish my goals by networking with my fellow students and with alumni. Ford has encouraged my passion for my field of study and has opened my eyes to the possibilities of further studies within it.
Best part of being a Briton: I can say hello to 10 people on my short walk from my dorm to my first class of the day. These people might be freshmen, seniors, or even staff members. I love the social atmosphere the small campus community promotes.
Post-graduation plans: I hope to attend graduate school somewhere in D.C. while working on my application to the CIA.
Favorite movie about my future career: The Bourne series
Current issue/topic that is important to me: International economic security and revitalization