I love the small town aspect of D'Youville, even though it is in a city.
I'm from the country and going to school in the city is a big change for me. When I came and visited, I felt as though D'Youville was an escape from the city and I felt very comfortable here and knew it was the school for me. Everyone in my major is close—the students and professors. If I have a problem or need advice, I feel as if I can approach any of my professors for help. I like knowing all the students in my program; everything is very cohesive and enjoyable. Over the past year, I have become good friends with my OT professors. Not only do we talk about school, but also about our personal lives.
I am currently vice president of Student Association and chairperson of Issues Committee. I have always been involved in anything that is around me. I like to be the person to make a difference where I can see the change. I just like to know that no matter what community I am involved in that my voice does and will make a difference.
I volunteer at Friends of the Night People, a soup kitchen in the neighborhood surrounding D'Youville, that serves dinner Monday through Friday. It is very rewarding to see your efforts right away, knowing that someone is not going hungry tonight because you helped feed them. Being there for just a night makes a difference, and makes you appreciate the food you have to feed yourself every night.
Occupational Therapy (BS/MS combined program)
Expects to graduate in 2013