Majors: Criminal Justice, Psychology Minor: Legal Studies Hometown: Muskego, Wisconsin
Campus Involvement: I have been involved in various intramural sports, was part of cohort 13 in the Honors Program and am the events coordinator for the Law and Politics Society. I am a member of Phi Alpha Theta and Alpha Phi Sigma, the honor societies for history and criminal justice. I also co-lead a Bible study on Wednesday nights at my apartment.
College Experience: My experience at Olivet has prepared me for my future career by opening doors that wouldn’t have been possible without this experience. I had the opportunity to work for Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe, which provided me with tangible, real-world experience to equip me for law school and my future. Additionally, I took classes in jurisprudence and criminology that ignited my passion for the field of law.
The connections and relationships I have made through Olivet will carry me far in my career. Once I leave Olivet, the people are what I will miss the most. I have formed a family of friends, professors and coworkers here at this school that I am incredibly grateful for.
Future Plans: After graduation I plan on attending law school with the goal of becoming a prosecuting attorney for legal advocacy cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault. Long term, my goal is to become a circuit court judge for domestic violence cases.
Impactful Advice: One passage I cling to is Psalm 23. It reminds me to rest in the Lord’s peace and goodness, even when I do not understand His plan and when life feels out of control.
One piece of advice that has shaped my time at Olivet is to simply say yes. Even if you are scared, say yes to opportunities you’ve never tried before, say yes to the challenge, say yes to new friendships and say yes to new passions. Olivet has so many opportunities, but you have to be willing to say yes.
From Olivet The Magazine, Winter 2023. Read the full issue HERE.