Graduating Senior Spotlight: Q&A with Kelsey Standish

Kelsey Standish smiles at the camera

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Major: Psychology

Minor: Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Justice

Activities you are involved in: Kappa Alpha Theta, Psychology Club, Residential Advocate

What is your favorite college memory?

My favorite college memory was having the opportunity to study abroad for a few weeks. I went to Denmark over the summer and gained a best friend (who happened to go to the U!). In my opinion, college is supposed to be about finding yourself, and studying abroad really helped me find my true, best self!

Did you participate in any student organizations, Learning Abroad programs, research or internship opportunities, or other related experiences? How have you learned from them?

I was part of Kappa Alpha Theta, was a residential advocate for Centennial Hall, was part of the Psychology Club, and studied abroad in Denmark. Each of these experiences taught me different things, but just to name a few: I found a new independent side of myself, I learned more about advocacy for different groups of people, and I learned the importance of participation in things that matter most to you. 

If you could go back and give your first-year self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Reach out more and don’t be afraid to make new friends and try new things!

What is your favorite study spot on campus?

Wilson Library on West Bank is definitely my favorite! There’s different floors and areas depending on which mood I’m in. 

If you could be any member on a TV show, who would you be?

Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love her vibes, and it’s also my favorite show.

Is there an app you hate but use anyways?

Snapchat. I hate constantly having notifications on there. There are very few people I actually care to talk to on a daily basis like that. 

What's next for you? What are your post-graduation plans?

I’m currently waiting to hear back from two schools: John Jay in NYC and Kingston University in London. I will be going for a master’s in forensic psychology.

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