I'm here at Boston College thanks in part to BC donors, and I'm so grateful.
Originally from Wisconsin, I followed in my mother's footsteps in coming to the Heights. Between the athletic atmosphere and academic environment, BC was the perfect university for me.
As a junior, I was recruited from club soccer to join the varsity team, where I received an athletics scholarship. When I joined the varsity soccer team, I realized that my hard work had finally paid off. College athletics is a big time commitment, but it helps to give me structure and a schedule. Last year, I was so proud when our team banded together to make it to the ACC tournament.
Majoring in political science has opened my eyes to the world at large. My studies in Islamic civilization have been especially enriching to study during such a globally interesting time. I also participate in the Model UN Club at BC, where we compete against other universities to hone our diplomatic and problem-solving skills. My studies have taught me how to communicate with others to find common ground and make sense of the world.
Throughout my time at BC, I've learned how important it is to cultivate a strong community. Gifts demonstrate that BC matters to the alumni, parents, and friends that help build that community for students like me. Thank you for your generosity.