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Why did you choose to come to Lake Forest College?
I chose Lake Forest College because of its small classroom sizes and easy accessibility to professors. I didn’t want to go to a school where I would just be a number – I wanted to be able to form connections with my professors and be in an atmosphere where I would feel comfortable and not feel lost.
Why did you want to be a First Connection Peer Mentor?
I want to be a mentor because I want to be there for first year students like my mentors were there for me during my freshman year. I’m more than happy to be a resource if it’s academic, just socially, and even emotionally since freshman year can be a rough time.
What academic advice do you have for our incoming First Connection mentees?
Organize yourself and get a planner. Your organization skills will keep you in check and will help you avoid procrastinating too much.
What do you advocate for?
I advocate for the empowerment of women (and men). After undergrad I want to go to graduate school for social work and to be able to work one day with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.