My hope for a college experience is to leave the familiar environment of the Midwest and explore a new social and geographic climate. I am looking for a strong academic and extracurricular focus in a university, and I believe I have found that mix at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I hope to see the value of my classes as they contribute to the whole of my degree, and to appreciate the lessons taught in every subject I study, required or not. I think that through the pursuit of academic success, I can find my niche in my degree of study and in the university’s social landscape. I want to impact the university and make it a better place, and my belief is that it will more than return the favor.