Growing up in Georgia, Auburn was never a school I considered. I knew I did not want to attend UGA (although my dad is a proud alum), but also knew that I could not afford my “dream school.” A friend mentioned that I should really look at Auburn and so I did. I immediately fell in love with the campus, faculty, and the town of Auburn. Even my Georgia alum father fell in love with the Prettiest Village on the Plains. I knew Auburn was exactly where I was meant to be.
My time at Auburn gave me lifelong friends, a wonderful education and a great atmosphere to grow into who I was meant to be. I was able to even serve with the very first Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Because of that experience, following graduation I served two years with AmeriCorps, an organization that was introduced to me through ASB. The ethics of hard work and service of others that Auburn instills in its students lead me to two wonderful years of serving low-income communities and families across the country.
Following AmeriCorps, I went on to law school where I used every single thing that my political science professors at Auburn had taught me. I quickly realized just how incredibly lucky I was to have attended such a wonderful poli sci program!
Now I am an attorney licensed in Oregon and soon to be licensed in Washington. I share my love of Auburn with everyone I meet and know that God knew Auburn University was the perfect place for me to learn and grow. And although I didn’t find my fiance at Auburn, he has very quickly become one of the biggest Auburn fans out there. He even bought a piece of the original Toomer’s Oaks so that I could have a little piece of “home” in our home.