I hope that, through everything that I do at IU, I can carry on Jesse’s legacy and make him proud of the community that he has created.

Tell us about your work placement experience.

The department I work for runs a blog called We Are IU, so I mainly work with this website. I brainstorm ideas, schedule blogs, communicate with other authors, and write blogs of my own. I also do other miscellaneous tasks such as making spreadsheets and helping organize department projects.

What is something you have learned through your work?

Through my work experience, I have learned what it feels like to be in a real office environment. This has taught me the importance of communication, and has also shown me how people with separate skills work as a team to get a job done. I have also gained specific knowledge pertaining to my major by assisting my supervisor with planning fun video projects that promote the university.

How will being a part of the Cox Scholars Program help you in the future?

The Cox Scholars Program is preparing me for life after college by teaching me the skills I need to be a successful, young adult. Being a Cox Scholar has put me in a position where I can picture my goals, and it serves as a motivator for me to work hard for those achievements.

What is your favorite memory as a Cox Scholar?

My favorite memory as a Cox Scholar was volunteering in the President’s Suite for a basketball game at Assembly Hall. I had the privilege of meeting President McRobbie, and I got to experience my first IU basketball game. The electricity in the room made me proud to be a Hoosier as I stood alongside other Cox Scholars.

What do you do outside of the Cox Scholars Program?

I am a member of the Core Team at St. Paul’s Catholic Center. I also lead a weekly Bible study through the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.