Where did you complete your Undergraduate Studies?
Central Michigan University
What degree are you working toward?
I am working toward a Ph.D. in Political Science.
Why did you choose graduate school at IU Bloomington?
I chose IU because I knew that IU would be a great fit for me. I was a former participant of the GU2IU program, and this program sold me on attending IU. I remember the nerves and questions that I had about attending IU and GU2IU calmed every nerve and answered all my questions. In addition, I knew that I would have the support from my mentors and department to help me push forward in my program.
What's been your favorite academic accomplishment since you've been here?
My favorite academic accomplishment has been presenting my research at workshops and academic conferences. I was also elected president of the Political Science Grad Student Association in the Department of Political Science during the 2018-2019 academic year.
What do you enjoy most about life in Bloomington?
I enjoy the community that Bloomington has offered me. I have had the opportunity to establish genuine friendships that I know will last me after my program. I also enjoy the many nature trails that Bloomington has to offer. My wife and I enjoy taking walks and it provides us a nice way to unwind from our work days.
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