Pursuing a degree is a time of tremendous transition for most students. What made your first quarter at LIFE memorable?

I would say Assembly was pretty cool with the chiropractic program. Having something like that for three times during your first quarter was really interesting because at first, I didn’t understand it, but once I understood what the purpose was, it kept me motivated, focused and inspired. I thought that was pretty interesting.


There was so much that happened during my first quarter; it is really difficult to pinpoint one thing. Everything was so new and so fresh. It was cool to see I was no longer alone with these interests that I had, and suddenly I had a whole bunch of people to discuss them with down to the weirdest scientific details.


The exchange of information and thoughts – being invited to different groups and meeting different people – was probably the most memorable thing about my first quarter.


What surprised you during your first quarter at LIFE?

I would speak to the program and the amount of work that we had to do and how long each class was. Literally going to class was like going to a full-time job. Then studying was another part-time job, and that doesn’t even include things like clubs. So that was a huge shock going from undergrad where you take 18 credits to taking almost 30. That was a huge wake up call. I did it though.


What advice would you give to your younger self about college that you didn’t know before starting at LIFE?

Well, before LIFE I went to college, but I’d have to be honest with my younger self and tell her it is going to be tough; it is going to be a lot. You are going to have your bad days, but you’re also going to have your good days. You will make it through. There is a finish line. Stay the course.


Describe your first quarter in three words.

Enlightening. Fun. Freedom.



My 1st Quarter is a new campaign featuring students reflecting on their 1st quarter of studies at Life University and why it was so special and unique. All University students (undergraduates, graduates and D.C.) are encouraged to share their experiences in order to help those in future incoming classes get a real-life glimpse of what they can expect as they start a new chapter of their education journeys at LIFE.