Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
Major/Minor/Institutes: Economics and Management with emphasis in General Business, Concentrations in Professional Management (Gerstacker), Public Policy (Ford) and the Honors Program, with a minor in Political Science
Campus Organizations: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society, Mock Trial Team, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Relay for Life
Why I chose Ford: I joined Ford because I really wanted to not only be involved on campus but also in the Albion community. I believe it is very important to get to know the history and issues in town around you. I was very impressed with the dedication and community service work that the Ford Program organizes to help make Albion a stronger town.
Internship plans: I hope to work at a law firm that specializes in business law and labor and employment representation.
Post-graduation plans: After I graduate I hope to go to law school somewhere on the east coast.
Favorite movie about my future profession: I really enjoyed the movie The Lincoln Lawyer. It was a creative and interesting movie that shows how lawyers need to be constantly thinking out of the box.
Current issue/topic that is most important to me: An issue that is very important to me is discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination happens in many forms: racial, gender and physical capability. No one should have to endure any of those situations. As a corporate lawyer, I will try my hardest to correct this issue.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major/Minor/Institutes: Women's Studies major, Spanish minor, Ford Concentration, Honors Institute
Campus Organizations: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
Why I chose Ford: The Ford Insitute captured both my interest in public policy as well as my commitment to community service and provided me with many opportunities I would not have otherwise known of.
Internship plans: I would like to work for an organization, possibly an NGO, that provides me with both a learning experience as well as networking opportunities.
Post-graduation plans: My plan is to go to law school.
Favorite movie about my future profession: The Lincoln Lawyer, although I don't plan on going into criminal law.
Current issue/topic that is important to me: Because of both my FYE Seminar and some of my Honors classes, I have become more interested in international relations with a focus on women's issues.
Hometown: Milford, MI
Major/Minor/Institutes: I'm considering a major in Sociology or English with Secondary Education, Ford Institute
Campus Organizations: Alpha Xi Delta, Tour Guide, SYE Advisory Board, and Ford Council
Why I chose Ford: Ford seemed like an awesome outlet for me to gain some more skills that will set me apart from others in my future workplace. Also, I loved Leadership and Council in high school and knew that Ford was the perfect place for me to continue growing. Finally, I know that jobs exist that I have never heard of and I knew that the Ford Institute could introduce me to a future career that I love and is perfect for me.
Internship plans: A place where I can make a difference.
Post-graduation plans: Either graduate school or a teaching position at a high school in Michigan.
Favorite movie about my future profession: Dead Poets Society
Current issue/topic that is important to me: I won't disclose my opinion on this website, but Right-to-Work vs. Free-Bargaining legislation and its direct connection with the state of Michigan is a controversial topic that I think needs to be addressed by people in power!