Hometown: Middlesboro, Kentucky
Majors: Economics and Sociology
Expected Graduation Date: 2015
Activities: Parks Scholar, Phi Mu Philanthropy Chair, Dance Marathon Executive Board member, Honors Program, supervises the student-run telethon in the development office.
What Made Her Choose Georgetown: Visiting her brother (Stephen Parker, ’07). “He loved it, and I spent a lot of time here with him. On one visit, I went to the Honors reading group at Dr. Sands Wise’s house. I thought it was way too much fun to be a class!”
Favorite Class: Dr. Carter’s Sociology of Appalachia. “I live in Appalachia, so it was amazing to study how coal mining and capitalism affected a culture that was historically very insulated.”
Plans for Life after Georgetown: To do financial planning for a non-profit organization, with the long-term goal of owning her own consulting company.
Favorite Thing to Do at Georgetown: “I like meeting people, so I love moving freshmen into Knight Hall. I like reaching out to them as much as I can and helping them if they have concerns about college.”
What Sets Georgetown Apart: “Georgetown has a community atmosphere that no one else can touch. Last year, after winter break, we had a huge snowstorm one night. Everyone was outside in the Quad, throwing snowballs, and everyone knew everybody else out there. Where else do you have that kind of environment?”
Most Important Lesson Learned at Georgetown: Learning how to cooperate and collaborate with people from all walks of life. “The campus is a microcosm for what we’re going to be doing for the rest of our lives: working with different people towards a common goal. Georgetown students have a history of standing up for things they believe in. I’ve learned a lot about following my personal beliefs while accepting that there are sometimes things that are out of our control.”