Major: Cybersecurity; Minor in Computer Forensics and Computer Science
Hometown: Grant's Lick / Alexandria, Kentucky
About Me: As a first-generation college student, I commute 30 minutes from home to NKU. I'm actively involved in the executive team for the ACM@NKU club and worked on two UR-STEM research projects over the summer of 2023. I also work part-time as a receptionist at Grant’s Lick Veterinary Hospital since June 2020.
Why I Chose NKU: I chose NKU because it is close to my home, which allows for an easy commute, and because I received multiple scholarships that cover the cost of my education. I am grateful for my decision as I have made new friends, joined several organizations, and many of my lifelong friends also attend NKU.
Why I Chose My Major: I started with a major in Computer Science but switched to Cybersecurity after consulting my advisor in the College of Informatics. I chose a computer-related major because I have a love for learning, and in the field of technology, everything is continuously changing.
Career Goals: My career goal is to find happiness in my job, which includes a positive workplace environment and doing something that I enjoy. I
have always been advised to find something that I love doing - something that I would willingly do even if I wasn't getting paid for it.
Interesting Fact: I have a love for the outdoors, and growing up around horses has led me to ride horses competitively in rodeo events. I enjoy spending time with my animals, boating, fishing, and golfing. I have also played various sports such as basketball, soccer, and softball throughout my life. My favorite vacation spot is Natural Bridge, KY, or any place with a lake.
Advice to Freshmen: My advice to freshmen is to get involved, attend class, start assignments early, and stay organized. Don't be afraid to meet new people, especially in your major, as you'll likely have classes with them throughout your college career. Seek help from your professors if you're struggling with course material. Use tools like Google Calendar to stay on top of important dates, including final exams.