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Kristen G.

Honors Recruitment Officer at Towson University

She/her/hers

Class of 2022

Hometown: Salisbury, MD

Major: Psychology

Secondary Major: Family Science

Minor: Sociology


Why did you choose the Honors College?

I chose the Honors College because I knew that it would make me feel like home. College is new and scary, especially when you are far from home and don't know anyone yet. The Honors College is a close-knit community where faculty and staff are happy to help and really care about how you're doing. I chose the Honors College because I was craving the connection and support system that it provided in a new environment. In Douglass House, in classes, and even across campus, I always feel relieved to see a familiar face and know I'm not alone at TU.

What advice would you give a prospective Honors student?

My advice to future Honors students is to try everything. If there is anything you have always wanted to do, something you're interested in, or something that you've never done before...just try it. College is the perfect place to expand you interests and really find the things you're passionate in. The Honors College and Towson University as a whole do a wonderful job of giving you opportunities and resources and my advice would be to take advantage of everything and discover what you love.

What is your favorite aspect of the Honors community?

My favorite aspect of the Honors community is Douglass House. Behind its' doors there's always something to do, someone to talk to, and fun to be had. In the quiet rooms and floor events are where I met some of my best friends freshman year. Douglass House is always full of life. I would say that at least 5 nights a week there is some type of event happening in the multi-purpose room that is hosted by RA's, the HCLC, or the Honors College. I am so happy that I got to call Douglass home for two years. It kept me connected to people and to the Honors College and I am beyond grateful for that.

What is an academic experience - like a book, project, or research paper - that has had an impact on your life?

One academic experience that has really impacted my life and my educational aspirations is working with one of my professors as a Research Assistant in the Cognitive Psych Lab. This experience as really opened my eyes to the research experience and given me useful career information that I wouldn't have received inside a classroom. As a research assistant I am able to be involved in every step of the research process like collecting data, analyzing results, deciphering trends, and presenting. It has been an invaluable college experience.

I'm passionate about...

Cheering on Towson at Sporting Events Going to the Movies Concerts and Theater Crafting Reading

I'm involved with...

Honors College Psychology Research Assistant Undergraduate Research Club Honors College Leadership Council
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