Why did you choose the U of A?
When I first visited, I fell in love with the campus and everyone was so friendly I just felt really welcomed, and like I was at home here in Fayetteville.
Why did you choose your major?
When I first visited the campus I was still deciding between fine arts and engineering but I decided on civil engineering because I love math and bridges and I’m getting a minor in geology because I’ve always been fascinated with rocks since I was little.
What are your future plans and how did your college experience shape them?
I want to be a successful engineer but I also want to travel and have a family when I’m a bit older.
Have you had an outstanding faculty member influence your time here?
Dr. Rod (Williams) is always there when any of his students need him and this has been true for me and it’s always nice to know that someone is there to help you when you need it.
Do you have any words of wisdom for your fellow students?
Always get some sleep before a test because you don’t want to fall asleep while you’re taking it. And even though sometimes engineering seems impossible, you aren’t alone and there are engineering students everywhere who are experiencing or have experienced what you are feeling, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Tell us something unusual, surprising, or fun about yourself
I have dual citizenship in the USA and South Africa, because both of my parents were born and raised in South Africa, so when we want to visit family we have to travel across the world.