What year are you, and what is your major?
"I am a senior. My major is Professional Studies with an Adapted PE minor and Deaf Studies Minor"
What is your career goal?
"I would love to work in adapted recreation facilities, as well as Paralympic Training Facilities"
How has WCU prepared you for that?
"Being involved in the APE minor has opened doors that I never knew existed, or that I never knew I wanted to walk through. I am making Adapted recreation my life because of it."
Is there anyone at WCU who has been especially helpful or inspirational to you?
"Dr. Monica Lepore, Dr. Kat Ellis, Dawn Adler, Maria Lepore- Stevens, and all of the athletes in the adapted programs."
Is there a highlight from your time at WCU that you'd like to share?
"My first time at Camp Abilities PA (a sports camp for blind/visually impaired athletes) was when I really became hooked on adapted sports. I loved seeing the progress the athletes made over the weekend, and seeing how to adapt sports for athletes who are blind/visually impaired."
What makes you most proud to be graduating from WCU?
"I am proud of everything I have accomplished over my time here. I have been involved in many adapted recreation programs and I feel that it has prepared me for my future."