• What are you most excited about in the MI policy space? I am most excited about the continuation of gaining knowledge and this new experience into the policy world. I have been interested in policy work for a while now, but I never knew exactly where to start. Policy is such a complex arena, and I always had a hidden fear to start because I was not well versed in it.
  • What impact would you like to leave in the higher Ed policy space? I hope that students who aren’t as knowledgeable as others in policy feel inspired to get involved. It’s truly important to get involved and make our voices heard to attack the policy issues within our education system.
  • What is something you wish people knew about pursuing higher education in Michigan? Pursuing higher education in Michigan requires a great deal of dedication and research, in my opinion. I jumped in without fully understanding or having the knowledge, being that I am a first-generation college student. My parents didn’t really know much about the ins and outs of college, so I am basically teaching myself and learning from my peers and advisors. Also, it’s important to understand how grants, loans, and any other forms of financial aid works. Here I am in my junior year of undergrad, and there are still things that I’m learning about financial aid as I go on. Another thing that I think is important for people that are pursuing higher education in Michigan to know is just how far you’ll get with knowing the right people. I have received so much help just by asking questions and trying my hardest to put myself out there.