Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?
In the MLIS program, there are so many different avenues to go down when picking how you want your career to go in the Library/Information Science field. I like the huge variety of classes, and opportunities, like internships, for people who may not have had as much library experience during undergrad.
What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
My favorite accomplishment has been to earn a 4.0 GPA my first semester in grad school despite a lot of obstacles I faced. I realized during that semester that I was in a program that was not right for me. With that realization I was able to move to the MLIS program to start the upcoming semester. On top of being in the wrong program, the pandemic hit and classes were thrown into chaos as everyone scrambled to adjust to online learning. In spite of it all, I still earned a 4.0 GPA.
What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?
I really like living in a city that doesn’t feel like a city. There’s something always going on, but there’s also space to breathe and relax. I moved here from Texas, so the weather here is also a plus.
Please provide some details about your work/research as a graduate student and/or any activities you are involved in.
This will be my first semester in the MLIS program, but I am excited to experience the foundational classes and be able to eventually choose the track I want to go down. Right now I am deciding between Academic Librarianship or Archives Management.