God is going to take you in directions you can’t imagine. I was going to be a musical theatre major; now I study classical music and I love everything about it. I’ve always been a follower, but now I’m in several positions of leadership and am a part of the Academic Research and Leadership Honors Program. In my first semester of Music Theory, I thought I was going to fail and got a few bad grades; I’m now on my second year of being a tutor for Music Theory. I didn’t have a lot of friends in high school; now I’ve got friends that are more like family and professors that are friends and mentors. God has a plan for you! It might not always be clear or obvious, but it exists and is absolutely beautiful. Trust Him and follow the path He laid out for you, and you can’t go wrong
As a student, what brought you to Roberts?
Roberts originally wasn’t at the top of my list, but by the time I visited it for the first time (the day of my audition for the music department), I didn’t want to go to my other options. From the moment I stepped on the campus, I knew there was something different about Roberts. The atmosphere was a testament to the college’s commitment to faith. Throughout the audition day, as I met students and professors and saw the campus, it just felt right. All of the people at Roberts – professors, students, and staff alike – were, and still are, so kind, encouraging, and committed to their faith. Right from the beginning, Roberts felt like home.
2. What is the best piece of advice that you would like to give to other students?
College is a time of change. Try new things, but don’t force yourself to become someone else in order to do that. I’m an introvert, but when I was a freshman, I made myself go to events and outings even when I didn’t want to because I thought it was the best way to make friends. I got worn out doing it because I wasn’t doing things I enjoyed. When I was a sophomore, I auditioned for and joined the Roberts Chorale, which was something I really wanted to do. I made so many great friends and was offered a lot of different opportunities I wouldn’t have gotten if I hadn’t been myself.