Hometown: Albion, Mich.
Campus Activities: Tour Guide, Delta Gamma Sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota–Professional Music Fraternity, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, AC Swim Team
Why I Chose Gerstacker: I joined Gerstacker for the amazing opportunities to not only explore my career options in the business world but also for the opportunity to explore how I function as a leader and how that can help me succeed to the best of my ability. The people in the Gerstacker Institute are committed to helping each and every student find the exact niche for them.
What I'm Most Looking Forward to: I am eager to begin a more in-depth study of my area of interest (marketing) through internships and higher-level classes. I'm also excited to build lifelong friendships and connections with my fellow classmates and professors.
Advice for Prospective Students: Be yourself and do what you love. If you feel Gerstacker is the thing for you, dive in head first and get involved. Put forth an effort in everything you do and you will gain so much more out of every experience.
B.S., Psychology, Michigan State University.
Appointed to her current role in 2010 after working for the Honors Program, the Environmental Center, and the Shurmur Center/Education Department.
Office: 201 Robinson Hall
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: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Major/Minor/Institutes: Anthropology, with a concentration in the Ford Institute
Campus Organizations: United Voice of Albion College (UVAC), Black Students Alliance (BSA), Smooth Transitions Program, Umbrella.
Why I chose Ford: I joined the Ford Institute because I am interested in becoming an attorney. Every lawyer needs to know as much about politics as possible.
Internship plans: For my internship, I want to travel to Florida to intern with a criminal attorney, who works in the area of juvenile defending.
Post-graduation plans: My post-graduation plan is to attend law school.
Favorite movie about my future profession: My favorite movie, Gridiron Gang, focuses specifically on my career goal in becoming a juvenile defendant. The most touching part of this movie is that most of the boys are given second or third chances of life with the help off family, significant others, and even the officers who reside over them.
Current issue/topic that is important to me: Cultural awareness. For example, when talking about African Americans, many people just use the blanket term "minorities," a word that identifies a bunch of different groups of people. Different races and cultures should be celebrated for their differences, not lumped together because of their population size.