I visited a lot of colleges, because this was a very stressful decision for me. And with the other colleges I visited, it always sort of seemed like it was just marketing. When I talked to the professors, they were just trying to sell the college to me and tell me why they were better than the other people.
All of the professors here were very honest and down to earth. And just walking through campus, seeing the other students, they would even say, "Hi" to me. Other professors that I wasn't even visiting, would pop out of their office to be like, "Oh, hi, like, welcome, to Wayne." And it was just a very welcoming down to earth, genuine atmosphere.
I was shocked by how pretty I found the campus. I mean, I'm from a small town that is very similar in size to Wayne and I almost didn't want that because I was I was like, "Oh, it's gonna be too similar to my hometown." But when I got here, I was like, "This campus is way prettier than I expected!" I loved the library like I just fell in love with this place. And I still spend a lot of time here.
I'm a conservation biology major. From a very young age, I have always loved nature and being outside. As I got older, that love for just nature and being outside it kind of turned into also a awareness of what our environment needs and an awareness of what we need to do for the environment. Even just being here I've noticed way more possibilities. So I'm still trying to narrow that down. But I've always known that environmental science is what I've wanted to do. The biggest scholarship I have and probably the reason that Wayne was at the top of my consideration was the "My Heart" scholarship. I'm an My Heart scholar. So that basically allows me to go to college here. very affordably.
My proudest accomplishment here is all the little things just being able to be proud of myself just being able to go from someone who was too afraid to ask questions in class in high school to someone who's able to go to my professor's office and talk to them one-on-one.