I am a junior mechanical engineer, I CO-OP at Ford Motor Company.  Throughout the past three years, I have been highly involved at Kettering and I have learned many things throughout my leadership roles. I would like to take those experiences and apply them to Student Senate. The roles I have had are unique and could provide a unique voice to the Kettering student population. Vote for me because I am a dedicated student, who wants to represent the Junior Class.

1. What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and in high school? (list academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization)

So far within my time at Kettering, I have held the following positions:

Junior Year:

Vice President of Programming and Ritual for Alpha Sigma Alpha

Advisor Chair for Alpha Sigma Alpha

First Year Experience- Student Mentor

Recruitment Chair of PanHellenic Council

Society of Women Engineer’s member

Sophomore Year:

Vice President of Alumnae and Heritage

Social Chair for Alpha Sigma Alpha

Assistant Housing for Alpha Sigma Alpha

Vice President for PanHellenic Council for Alpha Sigma Alpha

Society of Women Engineer’s member

Freshman Year:

Residence Hall Association Vice President

Society of Women Engineer’s member

 

2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?

I pride myself on being someone who works hard to get the job done. If I say I am going to do something, the task will get done in a timely manner with excellent quality. I am a firm believer that if you make a commitment to something you see it through to the end. I would want people to think of me, as someone who is reliable when it comes to any responsibility I may have.

 

3. What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?

My favorite quote is, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”.  Many times in life, I feel that many people, my self included get caught up with the “I  can not do it” mantra. If people take a second to believe that they can do anything, people may get farther than they would have ever dreamed.

 

4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?

Something I would like to do if I become a junior representative is, work to try and improve the co-op experience. All to often we hear those horror story’s where people have horrible jobs and they don’t want to quit because they worry they wont find one or cant find another alternative. I would like to try and improve the communication between the real world and the expectations for the Kettering Co-Op experience.

 

5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?

My biggest success was when I joined the bowling team my junior year of high school. When I first started I had an average of 33 pins per game, by the time I was a senior my average improved to 140. This experience taught me, that hard work and lots of practice can take you from one extreme to another. A failure in my life would be when I failed to do something when I initially wanted too. We all have those moments, where we will say I will do this later. Sometimes we don’t get a later, time runs out and there sometimes depending on the situation never is a second chance.  From this, I have learned to take on experiences when they first happen and to never wait for the second chance to come around.

 

6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?

My motivation for running for a position on student senate is to represent myself and other students on campus. Throughout my time here at Kettering, I have experienced several types of situations. I would like to be able to represent my fellow classmates and have a bigger role in effecting the campus I want to see us become some day.