Whether she’s busy heading her sorority’s philanthropy or applying for the Peace Corps upon graduation, this junior History major is making things happen in and out of the Dash. Join her and her Tri Delta sisters this Saturday for Triple Play, an all-day softball tournament she planned to benefit St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Email Megan (email@example.com) if you’re interested or have questions.
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Major: History major, with Political Science and Middle East/South Asia Studies minors.
Hidden Talent: If organization was a profession, I could make it my career. I’m super attentive to detail. I’m not sure if this skill qualifies as a hidden talent, but I think organizing is something I’m good at doing.
Biggest Fear: I’m not scared of animals, and I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie when it comes to trying extreme sports or activities. I would say my biggest fear is missing out. Missing out on experiences, time with friends, making connections, or learning new things all make me really anxious.
Celeb Crush: James Franco, circa his Annapolis days. Hands down. I don’t groove as much on his Pineapple Express look…
Favorite Movie Hero: Simba, from one of my all-time favorite movies, The Lion King. I just love him, even if he is a cartoon, because I think he really embodies the idea that even after you make mistakes, you can always make things right and actualize the true greatness that lies within you.
Quote to Live By: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” –Neale Donald Walsch
Career Aspirations: Upon graduation, I would love to join the Peace Corps. After that point, I’m not entirely sure. I would love to start and run a type of leadership development workshop for high school or college students to help them realize their own potential, but as of right now, I have no concrete plans.
Favorite Philanthropy: I’m currently the philanthropy chair for my sorority, so I have some obvious personal bias for our national philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The sheer fundraising power and miracle of the work the doctors do at that hospital blows me away. In addition to this philanthropy, I also am a personal supporter of the Central Asia Institute, an international NGO that builds schools in the most remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. I’m actually really excited because the founder of this organization, Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, is coming to Wake Forest to speak in November!