Student: B.S. Biopsychology and B.S. Computer Information Management

What made your first quarter at LIFE so memorable?

Definitely orientation. Some of the students in my orientation group were in my classes and it helped me feel like I wasn’t alone. I sat with them, and the mini connections were so valuable.

I’m on the rugby team, so I have friends on my team, but I also have friends and connections who never knew what rugby was until they came to Life University. I think that is what makes it most memorable – I am connecting with people from Switzerland to California and if I’d never left Minnesota, I would have never got this experience.

What surprised you during your first quarter at LIFE?

Definitely the classes because the quarter system in my head was going to be so fast. But my first quarter, the teachers were really understanding and walked us through it all.

I thought it was going to be like, “You’re in college now, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.” But the teachers here and the staff here are very understanding and you just have to talk to them. That was probably the greatest surprise and it helped me feel like I could do this.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Take every opportunity you can. Join the clubs you never thought you liked. One time I sat in on the Nutrition Club with one of my teammates and even though I am not in any dietetics classes, I thought it was so fun. So, make sure to try every opportunity even if you don’t think it’s what you wanted. Just try it, it’s going to be okay.

How would you describe your first quarter in three words?

Eye-opening, inspiring and (a little) crazy.




My 1st Quarter is a 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.