Tour Guide at Elon University
Class of 2021
Hometown: Luray, VA
Major: Political Science
Concentration: American Politics
I chose Elon because of the plentiful opportunities available to students academically and to ensure continued success. There are endless opportunities to participate in Study Abroad/USA and to take courses that foster critical thinking and global awareness. Also, I was drawn to the small classes that allow for more opportunities to have in-depth discussions and to create meaningful relationships with professors.
My most memorable Elon experience was when I had the opportunity to visit a local Mosque with my Global Experiences class. We were able to observe their prayers and hear about their experiences and struggles as Muslim-Americans in the United States. It was an incredible learning experience and I felt lucky to be included in this intimate part of their lives.
My favorite Elon tradition is receiving an acorn during 1st year convocation and then getting an oak sapling at graduation to symbolize students' growth during their time at Elon.