I am a double major in Political Science and Economics from Irmo, SC. I plan on either attending law school or going to graduate school for political science. Afterwards, I plan on working in the legal realm either as a criminal defense attorney or in domestic policy.
My advice for prospective students: When making a college decision, choose the place that speaks to you the most. Whether this be because of the people, the opportunities, or its proximity to home, in order to have a great college experience, the only thing that matters is that you think the college is great. It isn’t an easy decision sometimes, but that is when you have to decide between what is easy and what is right.
My advice for current students: There are so many benefits to being an Honors student such as free printing, opportunities to travel abroad, or even cool exploratory courses. So, take advantage of them! They are there to help you.
My favorite thing about the Honors College: I love the honors “cool courses” that are available in the Honors College. This past semester, I was able to take the courses “Juries from Rome to Dylann Roof” and “LGBTQ+ History in America.” Not only did these courses help understand more about my future career, but I also learned a history that I was never taught before. I plan on taking more courses like these because they are incredibly interesting and insightful.
My reason for choosing the SCHC: I chose SCHC because I knew I could work towards my honors requirements by taking courses that can not be found at any other university. I have not regretted this decision since I have been able to take courses that have challenged me intellectually and that have truly changed me as an individual. I have also been able to stay close to home and maintain relationships with many friends who also go to UofSC.
My nickname and why: My nickname is Borge. Once upon a time, I was 8 and in H&M with my sisters, and one of the employees asked me: “Hey, are you bored?” In my mind, I logically concluded she was listening so hard she knew my name, and asked if I was “Borge.” Ten years later, my sisters haven’t let it go.
Something that makes me laugh: SpongeBob will be the funniest show ever to me. More importantly, Squidward will be my idol forever.
Favorite study music: Anything by Sufjian Stevens. The songs I enjoy listening to the most are “Should’ve Known Better” and “Mystery of Love.”
My motto in life: Always forward… Never back
Currently reading: Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
My strength: My greatest strength is my loyalty and kindness. I do my best to make everyone in my presence feel welcome, and I try to make them feel unique because everyone is the main character of their own story.
My weakness: Hot Cheetos and Miyabis. Unfortunately, these are the two things I simply can not live without and I go through withdrawals if I do not have them.
My hero: Viola Davis. I know she is an actor but I have so much love for every character she has portrayed with so much passion and so much emotion. Annalise Keating is the reason I want to be a lawyer today.
Something I would change about myself: I am working at being more decisive and more direct. My entire life has been about people pleasing and letting others make decisions for me. I am now starting to realize this is something I have to change if I want to become a leader in any setting or profession.