Tour Guide at Florida Southern College
Class of 2021
Hometown: Marco Island, FL
Secondary Major: Finance & Economics
Hang out with my friends! I like to go on lake drives, Chick-Fil-A runs, or even just study with them. I bought an annual pass to Disney at the beginning of this year and have already taken quite a few trips there with my friends. My hope is to go to every park by the end of the semester!
Lakeland is such a great place to call home for the 8+ months of the year that we are in school. There are so many great places to go, like Black and Brew, a downtown restaurant/coffee shop. It may be one of my favorite places to go in Lakeland to get away from campus for a bit and enjoy a nice sandwich and coffee with friends. I also love to go on lake drives, walks, or bike rides with my friends. We are so fortunate to have Lake Hollingsworth right next to our campus and taking a drive around it with the windows down and music up can be just the right cure for finals blues.
I am involved as a Southern Ambassador and an Orientation Leader. I am the Fidelity Chairwoman for my sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and I am a member of the business fraternity on campus, Delta Sigma Pi. I am also a member of the Psychology Club and the College Republicans Club. I am in the Honors Program as well, so I am involved in the Association of Honors Students. This year I also became an editor for the school yearbook Interlaken.
One of my favorite classes so far was the “What is Philosophy?” course. I took it to fulfill one of my general education requirements, and honestly, at first, was not looking forward to it very much. I didn’t have any interest in learning about Aristotle or Socrates. However, I ended up getting so much more out of this class than I could have ever expected. It taught me so much about thinking critically and I believe it made me a better student. I built a great student-teacher relationship with Dr. Nethery, who taught the class. He helped me with some questions I had in declaring my major. (I came in undecided.) I think this class not only taught me more about philosophy and critical thinking, but also about utilizing every resource available at Florida Southern, especially the professors!