Our Diamond of the Week
Hometown: Auburn, AL
Major: Animal Sciences Pre-Vet
Pledge Class '14
1. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Last winter break, one of my best friends and I traveled to Australia to volunteer with Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter, which is one of the largest animal rehabilitation centers in Australia. For three and a half weeks we cared for a variety of animals such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos and wallabies. As an aspiring veterinarian, it was a trip of a lifetime because I worked with animals that are found nowhere else in the world. It was a trip I will never forget.
2. As a senior, what’s the best piece of advice you could give to a freshman?
As a senior who is graduating in two months (I cry just thinking about it), I would tell the freshman to enjoy these next four years. Take advantage of all the opportunities that Auburn has to offer such as getting involved with multiple organizations, studying abroad, applying for an internship or just try something new. Also, enjoy the little things like living with your best friends or ADPI functions because believe me four years seems like forever, but it flies by. I can honestly say my time at Auburn has been the best four years of my life.
3. Besides ADPi, what else are you involved in on campus?
For those who know me, you know that I LOVE being busy! Surprisingly I am not as busy as I used to be, but I am still involved in two campus organizations. Currently, I serve as President of CAREing Paws and Education Chair of Ag Ambassadors. These two incredible organizations have made a huge impact on me during my time at Auburn and they are dear to my heart. I am going to miss them immensely after I graduate.
4. What does your ideal day look like?
If I had one free day with ZERO obligations or homework… oh what I would give to have one day with no hw, I would spend the day at the lake with my friends and my dog Hazel. It would be 75 degrees and sunny with not a cloud in the sky. My friends and I would just hang out at the lake all day without a care in the world.
5. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Now this one is easy; my proudest accomplishment is getting accepted to veterinary school! I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was five years old and everything I have ever done, whether that be doing well in school, working or volunteering has been to get one step closer to achieving my dream. When I received my acceptance letter I cannot put into words how surreal it was that all of my hard work had paid off.