About a month into my first semester at Chapman, I called my dad and asked how it was at home. His response was, “It’s a lot quieter around here…literally.” I have always been a talker and it was no surprise to my parents when I told them I wanted to study communication in college. I was attracted to Chapman University’s Communication Studies major in particular because it integrated theory and practice, required an internship

I was an orientation assistant my senior year

for credit, and was flexible with other programs of study. I liked that I could start my major on day one but still had the opportunity to add a second major or minor later on if I wanted (plot twist: I ended up declaring two minors and was able to go part-time the spring of my senior year). Communication Studies was the perfect major for my personality but still pushed me outside of my comfort zone.