Hometown: Newberg, Ore.
Q: How would you describe your experience at George Fox?
A: My experience at George Fox is one that I will always treasure and look back on. While at Fox I have been pushed and pulled in all areas of my life, shaping me into the person I am today. This was an amazing place for me to grow as a student, an athlete, as a follower of Christ and as a friend. I don’t think there is one person from Fox that I could attribute these to or who has had a distinct impact on my life. Rather, several professors, coaches, teammates and friends have all had a hand in influencing my life. That is one of the things that I learned during my time here; no matter how long your relationship may be with someone at Fox, they could have a huge impact on your life.
Not only was I able to focus on my studies at Fox, I was also able to participate on the women’s basketball team all four years and travel to Europe for Juniors Abroad. One of my favorite memories was definitely having the opportunity to participate in the championship game of the Division III National Tournament. It was an amazing experience – to reach your goal and see the fruits of all the hard work we put into the season. Every year I’ve participated on the basketball team has pushed me and shaped me into becoming a better leader, friend and woman of God.
Q: How have you changed or grown since coming to George Fox?
A: The biggest challenge that caused me to grow was deciding on my major. This was an extremely hard process for me, trying to find my calling and tying it to a dependable career. It caused me to put a lot of trust in Christ, that he would show me his path for me. Choosing a major also made me focus on what I wanted and not what my parents or others wanted from me. This was solely my decision and caused me to depend on myself and make a decision that was for me. Even after choosing my major of accounting I was still hesitant to claim this as my future career, but Christ opened many doors for me that would have remained closed if this wasn’t in his plan.
Q: What’s next?
A: After graduating from Fox I will be working at an accounting firm in downtown Portland called Moss Adams, starting in mid-October. There, I will be working as a staff accountant in either the tax or audit department. Before starting work I will be studying to pass the CPA exams this summer and hopefully travel. Through this opportunity at Moss Adams, I hope it will prepare me for any changes that may occur in my career and future goals.