Home: Schwenksville, PA
Year: Class of 2013
Majors: Finance, Marketing & Communications
Campus Activities: Parliamentary Debate - Novice Trainer, Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club - Publications, Student Federal Credit Union - A&E/Teller, Wharton Communication Program Office - Office Assistant, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority - Vice President of Programming
My most memorable public speaking experience: In sixth grade, I gave a presentation about Chinese dynasties. I remember practicing extensively for the presentation and also how much fun I had presenting even though it was in front of almost 70 people. Until that year, I absolutely hated public speaking, talking in class, or even answering questions that teachers asked. My English teacher in sixth grade was amazing and really made me come out of my shell. I think that presentation in sixth grade was the turning point for me. I became very involved in debate shortly after and as a result, became a much more outgoing person!
I became a CWiC Adviser because: I wanted to impart the knowledge I have about public speaking to other students. It is extremely rewarding helping students in one-on-one sessions. At the end of the day, our job is to help people learn something that they can use in the future. In addition, it is also a great learning opportunity. Sometimes, when you are the speaker you forget to think about the audience and what it is that they really want to hear. As an adviser, it really forces me to approach the speech from a different perspective, something that I wouldn't have gotten the chance to do had it not been for CWiC.