What made your first quarter at LIFE so memorable?
The fact that everyone was in the same boat about it being online.

I’d taken a couple of online classes before but never everything strictly online. So it’s been memorable, it’s been a challenge, but it’s been nice in a way.

I’ve been able to stay home, drink my coffee, do my studies and just enjoy my family a little bit longer. But what’s been really memorable about it is all of us coming together as a community and helping each other out.


What surprised you during your first quarter at LIFE?
Probably the speed of a quarter system. I’ve never done a quarter system and I’m used to taking a test [then] you have a couple days to relax in that class but this was go go go from the start. So that really surprised me.

I’m also used to taking five classes at max and I think first quarter, it has maybe nine or ten classes, I don’t quite know off the top of my head. That’s been an adjustment too, the number of classes and the speed of the classes.


What advice would you give your younger self?
I would probably tell myself to take it a little more serious and just do the little things every day.

It’s kind of like the snowball effect in a way, or compound interest. You do a little bit every day and it builds and builds and builds. And I would just remind myself too to enjoy the process.


How would you describe your first quarter in a few words?
Impactful, challenging and inspiring.



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.