How has COVID-19 changed school for you? The biggest impact COVID-19 has had on school for me is having classes that are all online. Before the pandemic, I had never taken an online class. I loved having classes in person and I did not know how I would be able to adjust to online classes. I knew it would be very different from being on campus and meeting people in person. Luckily, all of my professors have been very supportive and organized during this pandemic, and online classes have worked out well.
How has the scholarship helped you? The BBC scholarship has helped me greatly during my time at CU. The biggest opportunity it has given me is the opportunity to be involved. I came from a relatively small High School in Colorado where it was very easy to get involved with clubs and extracurricular activities. However, when I came to CU I was overwhelmed with the vast amount of clubs there were offered. The BBC scholarship was the first step for me to meet new people on campus and get involved with the Buffalo Bicycle Classic race. This scholarship program helped me realize that it is not scary to get involved on campus, but beneficial and fun.
What are your future plans? After graduating from CU, I would like to go to graduate school to study Occupational Therapy. I have always been passionate about helping others and I think a career in the medical field is a great way to show that. Until then, I plan to get involved with research at CU in either Psychology or SLHS to further my education outside of the classroom. I am excited to look into some of the many research opportunities available at CU and to be a part of a research lab.