Minor: Religious StudiesHometown: Middleburg, PAFurther Degrees: Masters of the Arts in Philosophy, Ohio State University, 2008; Working toward a PhD in Philosophy (ABD), Ohio State UniversityCurrent Employer: OSU Department of Philosophy, Graduate Teaching AssociateMost Enhancing Experience: The HC helped me study in Costa Rica, which was my first experience abroad. Upon returning home, I saw my surroundings differently, with a sort of view that hasn't yet faded. In the years that followed, I was able to attend many conferences, including one that I helped organize myself, giving me a helpful glimpse of the professional academic world in which I would eventually find myself living.About My Major: Studying philosophy at IUP introduced me to two things: first, the study of critical thinking, and second, what I wanted to do with my life. The major, including not just the classes but also the individual attention from faculty members, prepared me more than adequately for graduate study.HC Impact: The HC impacted me in a number of ways. Academically, the Core curriculum helped me develop to a high degree the skills that I would eventually go on to use every day in graduate school. Non-academically, just being in the HC environment, whether it be organizing orientations, giving tours, or just hanging on in someone's dorm room, really helped me grow as a person. The HC has some amazing people in it, and I'm thankful that I got to spend four years with them.
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