Meet UNI Students
Learn more about students who've already discovered their right fit at UNI.
Elementary and Middle School Level Education
Career Goal(s): Plans to move back to the Des Moines area and become a middle school social studies teacher.
What is the best part about living on campus?
The best part about living on campus is the convenience to get everywhere. I can leave ten minutes before class starts and get there with time to spare. I can walk to all of my on-campus organizations and not worry about having to find a parking spot. Along with the convenience, I have met some of my best friends in the different resident halls I’ve lived in.
What kind of on-campus organizations/activities are you involved in? How does that involvement enrich your overall college experience?
I am involved in many different on campus organizations. I am involved in UNI Choirs, Service and Leadership Council, Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, National Residence Hall Honorary, and Shull Hall Senate. Being involved on campus has made all the difference in my college experience! I have met so many amazing people and have made friendships that I know will last a lifetime! I would not enjoy college so much if it weren’t for the on-campus organizations I am involved in.
How has your academic experience been? Tell us about any great classes or professors that inspired or challenged you.
My academic experience has gone pretty well. I struggled a lot my first year of college because of the major I was in. But as soon as I changed my major, my academics improved greatly and I began to enjoy my classes and what I was learning. During my very first semester at UNI, I took Humanities III with Abby Helgevold. I have always loved learning about history and different cultures around the world, but Abby took it to a whole new level. The class was definitely challenging and really made me think, but I loved that class and learned so many things that I still remember two years later. It was obvious how passionate she was about the subject she was teaching and that passion was very contagious.