I'm grateful to Jesse and Beulah Cox for allowing me to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I hope to make them proud by using my education to help those in need.

Tell us about your work placement experience.

Capital Planning and Facilities are the folks who work behind the scenes to keep all of the IU campus functioning and beautiful. I have gotten to see parts of campus that most people don’t and learn how IU functions behind the scenes. I have gotten to learn the good and not so good parts of campus and work to fix and improve them.

What is something you have learned through your work?

Even though I’m an interior design minor I got to learn so much about interior design and construction as a whole. I’ve also gotten to learn the structure of IU’s administration and meet people that I could only dream of.

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

I have learned that it’s okay to rely on your community and those who want to help you. Being a Cox Scholar there are so many people who want to help you and see you grow. I know now that it is okay to let those people in and provide you the help you need when you need it.

What is your favorite memory as a Cox Scholar?

Even though I have only been a Cox Scholar for two years I have made many long-lasting memories. My favorite is when I got to bond with my other Legacy Scholars at our Cox retreat. We got the opportunity to solve puzzles, play games, and explore the reasons why we became Cox Scholars. These are experiences I would never take back.

What do you do outside of the Cox Scholars Program?

Outside of being a Cox Scholar I am still able to participate in many activities such as being part of the IU Admissions Ambassadors team, being a Hudson and Holland Scholar, and being part of my peer-to-peer mentorship programs. Even with working 10 hours a week and taking a full load of classes, I’m still able to do things I enjoy around campus.