Hometown: Queenstown, MD (on the ‘Eastern Shore’ of the Chesapeake Bay)
Alma mater: The College of William & Mary
What I love about McIntire: The McIntire community. McIntire faculty members are accessible and truly care about their students’ success, not just in the classroom but professionally as well.
One piece of application advice: Candidates often pull their application together as if going down a checklist of items they need to submit; however, that is not how the admission committee views them. The committee conducts a holistic review, which means they look at how everything fits together to try to get a picture of your strengths and interests. I encourage candidates to think of the pieces of their application in the same way. Try to present a balanced and realistic picture of who you are and your motivations for seeking a graduate degree.