Here at Central Michigan University I am studying Recreation and Event Management. I will also be minoring in child development and leadership. Originally special education had an immediate impact and calling to me once I began getting involved with persons with disabilities. After spending many years focusing on earning a degree in special education I realized that while my passion still lies with people with different abilities, I love working with this population in recreational settings. It was so hard for me to change my major, but I am so lucky to have this passion and ability to pursue a degree in a field with such a natural draw to me.
Before attending Central Michigan, I graduated from Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek Michigan. While in high school I also attended Calhoun Area Career Center to begin studying education a little early while also dual enrolling at Kellogg Community College.
Deciding to come to CMU was a not hard but also not easy for me. Ultimately, there was no school I was in love with. Every school looked the same with the exception of the colors of the walls; all of the schools had programs for Special Education and I knew I would have the tools to succeed at them all. What made me choose Central Michigan University was the people and the atmosphere. I fell in love with the way that everyone greets you with a handshake and a smile, the way that anyone is willing to lend a helping hand, and essentially everyone takes care of each other. I chose Central Michigan University because I knew this is where I would be pushed to be the best person I could be which is ultimately what I wanted.