Moore, OK and Oklahoma City, OK
University of Oklahoma
Double major in Multidisciplinary Studies/Health Studies and African and African American Studies
Class of 2014
University of Kentucky
Masters in Health Behavior
Class of 2016
As a student, where did you leave your mark on campus?
As a student I think that I left my mark within my sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc., and within the African American community through the different scholarship pageants that I participated in and coordinated.
Define the Sooner Family in your own words.
For me, the Sooner Family is being on a campus with tens of thousands of other students, but having endless opportunities to get involved and find that home away from home. While I was here, Amarillo was “home” for me. When I graduated and moved away, I missed Norman and OU more than I did my actual hometown. OU became my home. My peers became my family. And the experiences I had here shaped who I am as a person, and who I hope to grow to be.
When was the moment you felt the greatest Sooner pride?
In January of my senior year I flew to New Orleans for the 2014 Sugar Bowl. I had second row seats in the end zone and I was able to witness OU clench the Sugar Bowl title over Alabama. The atmosphere in that stadium as the clock hit 0 in the 4th quarter was something that can’t be put into words, but just thinking about it always gives me the chills. It was the perfect way to end my senior year.
What was the greatest gift you took with you after graduation?
As a first generation college student, I graduated with not one, but two degrees, and left with absolutely NO student debt. I was able to break the cycle, and set an example. College will no longer be an impossibility for my younger siblings and the generations that come after me. To me, there’s no greater gift than that.
Reveal one secret about campus.
The rooms in the 10th floor of Sarkeys have the most amazing view of campus in its entirety, and if you’re ever pulling an all-nighter and happen to be there when the sunrises, you’ll witness the most breathtaking view of our campus you’ve ever seen.
What is your favorite OU tradition?
Rounding out the National Anthem at football games with “and the home of the SOONERS” as the crowd starts cheering and the game starts