I believe that this program has really reinforced the value I place on hard work and I hope to be able to do what Jesse did for me for future students at IU.

Tell us about your work placement experience.

I work at the Office of English Language Learning in my role as an Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE). My responsibilities include scheduling, orienting, and coordinating Indiana University service learning students in afterschool ENL tutoring at one of two sites as a part of the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) Enrich Program. I typically attend every session Monday through Thursday and assist the Enrich supervisors.

What is something you have learned through your work?

Since my first semester as an ACE, I've learned how to construct professional emails and have improved my time management skills, my interpersonal skills while working with others, and conflict resolution. I've also learned that when a group is working towards a goal that it's important that everyone is on the same page.

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

Being a Cox Scholar has been immensely beneficial in preparing me for my future career interests. I have acquired many work place skills essential for any job and I've also gained a unique undergraduate experience through the Cox Scholars Programming that other undergraduates may not experience.

What is your favorite memory as a Cox Scholar?

My favorite memory as a Cox Scholar so far would have to be when we went to visit and volunteer for the day at Coxhall Gardens. I was glad to meet other scholars outside of my particular program who I don't typically see often. I also appreciated seeing where Jesse began his philanthropic endeavors in creating the Cox Scholars Program as well as getting a sense of who he was by touring his home.

What do you do outside of the Cox Scholars Program?

Outside of the Cox Scholars Program, I cycle for my fraternity, Beta Sigma Psi. I love to go hiking and kayak, as well as read a variety of books. I also like to travel to new places when the opportunity arises.