What makes you a Difference Maker?
I try my best to bring energy, drive, and enthusiasm to all I do. Whether it be in the classroom, a student organization, or at an MLK Day volunteer event, I try my best to push my friends and myself to be all we can be while working together. By touring newcomers around campus, assisting my peers with accounting homework, or being a voice for students as a Student Government member, I try to give back some of the wonderful things UM-Dearborn has given me. I also have represented our campus at events such as Deloitte’s National Leadership Conference in Texas.
Honor’s Program Scholarship Recipient
William J. Branstrom Award Recipient (Top 5% of COB Freshmen Class)
James B. Angell Scholar (“A” record for 5 straight semesters)
University Honors 2014 / 2015
Dean’s List 5 semesters
Outstanding Performance in Introductory Accounting Courses – Annual Honors Banquet
Emerging Leader Certificate
Leadership Synergy Certificate
I have served as a Senator and Vice Chair of the Rules and Ethics Committee for Student Government, and as the student representative for the University Curriculum and Degree Committee. I currently serve as Director of Clubs and Organizations and President of the Student Organization Advisory Council (SOAC). I have worked for the Michigan Journal and was Treasurer of the Food Recovery Network. I also loved working as an Orientation Leader and UUE Ambassador.
Off campus, I’ve developed leadership skills as an intern at International Automotive Components and at Deloitte’s 2015 National Leadership Conference; interning summer 2016.
What is your Dream Career?
After finishing my undergraduate degree, I plan to earn my CPA and work for a public accounting firm. I am also considering attending law school and enrolling in a dual MS Accounting / J.D. program. Further down the road, I hope to earn my MBA from the Ross School of Business and work in the private sector. After 30 years or so in industry, I hope to run for public office at the state level in Michigan. Serving as Governor would be a dream job.
I also plan to raise a family and be an active member in my parish.
What was a Defining Moment at UM-Dearborn?
Serving as SOAC President has been my defining moment at UM-Dearborn. My freshmen year in SG I co-wrote a resolution advocating for increased funding for student organizations (it was passed and put into effect, with modification), and I’ve served as Treasurer for a student organization.
This year everything has come full circle, and I’ve been able to combine my accounting background, communication skills, and passion for campus engagement to assist many of our 100+ student organizations in funding their events by managing and allocating the $100,000 budget. I’ve had the joy and privilege of working with and watching our campus’s extremely talented and passionate students plan and host events that have truly enriched student and campus life.