Johanna exemplifies the type of student that has their hands in a little bit of everything. "Albion College focuses on the student as an individual, and gives you a lot of opportunities for involvement on campus," she says. Like a lot of other students, Johanna came to Albion because of the small class sizes and the opportunities she would be given to develop strong relationships with professors and faculty.
As President of Student Senate, a member of the Ford Institute, and part of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Pre-Law Chapter (just to name a few), Johanna has taken on several leadership roles that have been at the forefront of her college experience. "Albion has prepared me for life after college by offering me opportunities to take leadership positions that will foster specific skills. For me, it was public and motivational speaking," she says.
Johanna demonstrated her potential by speaking at the maquette unveiling for the Ford Institute, which included an event on campus, as well as an event at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. "I focused my speech on President Ford's connection to Albion College, and I also had the opportunity to introduce President Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Bales," which is an honor that she doesn't feel she would have gotten elsewhere. "Albion has made me a better public speaker, which is a skill that is invaluable."