Major: Political Science, Religious Studies
Concentrations: Public Policy and Service (Ford)
Hometown: Bay City, MI
I chose the Ford Institute because it really embodied what I wanted out of a college education, namely a dedication to public policy and a commitment to student success. The Ford Institute opened up opportunities for me that I couldn't have even imagined!
Urban Revitalization and "green" development.
Albion offers a substantial amount of coursework, including a week-long trip to Detroit, to talk about finding solutions to the problems facing America's cities. I've learned how to write grants, studied LEED certification, and attended campus talks by the innovators who are pushing the boundaries in this field!
Watching what the City of Albion has done with itself in just the four years I have been here. Whether I'm browsing the farmer's market or watching a movie in the Bohm Theater, Albion proves daily that hope and a little elbow grease can lead to great things.
I plan on attending law school and becoming an attorney. I'd like to work on development deals in places like Detroit, hopefully incorporating my passion for sustainable buildings and urban revitalization into one career.