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Hometown: South Holland, IL
Major: Political Science
What are you studying and why?
I’m studying political science. My career goal is to be a US Senator, and be on the Veteran’s Affairs Committee. I’ve always wanted to be a politician because I feel that being a politician is another way of helping people, especially our troops and veterans, which I mainly support through my organization.
What do you do outside of class?
I have a non-profit called America’s Guardian Angels, and we do numerous things for soldiers and their families. I help veterans by collecting care packets and distributing them in VA hospitals and I also offer shipments that go overseas to soldiers. I just support veterans and soldiers and their families in any way possible.
What do you like most about NIU?
I like the classroom settings. I feel that they’re small enough for me to be engaged. That was a big concern when picking a university. I didn’t want to have too big of a lecture hall where I wouldn’t be able to connect with my professor, but so far I’ve had some pretty decent size classes where I’ve had the chance to connect with my professors and have the one-on-one time with them.