When I came for my first visit, I felt like I was at home, and I love that feeling. It’s a small campus and has a welcoming atmosphere. The University of New Haven was the first college I looked in to, and I didn't expect to fall in love with it so fast. It had everything I was looking for and more. It was easy for me to picture myself going to class and being involved in certain clubs and organizations at the University of New Haven.
What was the hardest part about making the transition from high school to the University of New Haven?
Not being able to see my mom and sister every day was so hard to accept. We have a close relationship, so it was very difficult for me at first. But after talking to them on the phone as often as I could and finding a close group of friends, I became more comfortable with the idea, and it was fine eventually.
What do you like most about the University of New Haven? Or in your opinion, what is the greatest feature of the University of New Haven?
I really like that the courses related to my major are small. I get a closer relationship with the instructor and they actually care about how I’m doing, rather than just being a number in their class. I love that there are so many friendly and familiar faces on campus, whether it’s my peers or the faculty. There is never a time when I'm walking around that I don't see someone I know.
What extracurricular clubs and organizations are you involved in?
I’m on the 5,6,7,8 Dance Team, and I’m the Sargeant at Arms for the Accounting Society.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to officially become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and eventually be a Forensic Accountant for the FBI. My plan is to graduate in 2016 from undergrad and in 2017 with my masters. I hope to find employment right out of college. My dream job would be working for the FBI, but I would also love to work for one of the four well-known accounting firms as a Forensic Accountant.
What is your favorite University of New Haven tradition?
I loved being a part of the 5,6,7,8 Dance Team’s showcase and performing for all of our events, including Midnight Madness and Sig Suit. I also really enjoy Homecoming and the University of New Haven football games. I love football, and I love the atmosphere and all of the Charger Pride!
Do you have any advice for students and their families interested in the University of New Haven?
Pick somewhere you feel most at home because that is where you’re going to be spending the next four years. Rather than forcing comfort, you want to be able to thrive in a supportive environment that will help you grow as a scholar and as an adult. The University of New Haven is a great place to find that atmosphere.