Book: I cannot pick a favorite book because I am a total book worm. But-- I have always loved the original Sherlock Holmes novels!
Movie: Hmm… I really like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society & The Count of Monte Cristo
Food: I will eat pretty much anything, but there is a special place in my heart for chocolate chip pancakes
Animal: Seeing cows makes me happy because they remind me of some good times on my mission.
When I came home from my mission, I had no idea where I wanted to go! I liked the idea of linguistics, anthropology, or sociology but I ignored those interests and decided to be a business major. However, I realized that this would not make me happy so I decided to be an English major (because I love to read and write). I thought that was the end of my story, but then I wasn’t settled. I knew I wanted to go to grad school and that I had other aspirations; this led me to do more research. I finally figured out that although I love English, it would not give me the foundation I needed for my desired future. I am now a Sociology major and I have not regretted it once. It is the right fit for me and it will get me where I want to go!
I took the career exploration class that BYU has to offer. This is where I was initially introduced to the career studio and all the available online resources! I did a lot of individual research, facilitated mostly by the websites on careers.byu.edu.
Why is exploring important to me?
Exploration is important to me because it has been such a huge part of my life! It took me so long to make a decision on majors because I spent too much time exploring careers and not enough time exploring myself. I think the first step in exploration should be getting to know yourself better. It’s not possible to make an informed decision without knowing what makes you happy as a person. Major/career goals should line up with your aspirations for life.
I wish that I would have known that we can mold our own career paths, and how to start doing that. I can still get a really great job and be successful with a liberal arts degree!
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
I don’t discriminate against pineapple on pizza… but I won’t ever eat it!
Boring fact about you: I like listening to audiobooks/podcasts while hand-washing dishes.
In my free time... there is nothing I love more than laughing, talking, and having adventures with my favorite people. I love being active— whether that’s riding my bike or skiing. I also love to golf, run, write, have dance parties, listen to music, bake, and learn.