“McDaniel was a small glimpse of life after college, specifically within politics, as a Black female. While I was in the minority demographically, I never felt forced to be anything other than who I was.”
“The point of a liberal arts curriculum is to expose you to new opportunities, open you up to different viewpoints, and explore different ways of thinking. This has helped me become an effective, inclusive leader who focuses on building community in the workplace.”
“McDaniel provided me all the resources to do exactly what I needed and wanted to do. I know I met all the right people there to set me up for success and feel strongly that it was the best place for me.”
"I’ve always had such a great love for my culture and people, so I thought ‘what if I could find a way to combine these two interests together and create my own business?’” she says. “I’ve always known I wanted to create something that celebrated Black culture, but the idea to do this with candles was something that was relatively new to me."
“The result is that we have turned an abandoned farm with no utilities and a few run-down structures into an educational asset with a high tunnel greenhouse, an apiary or bee-yard, an orchard, raised beds, solar power systems, and an aquaponics lab where fish grown in tanks provide nutrient for hydroponically grown vegetables.”
“I like to call art therapy symbolic speech. Art therapy is a creative and expressive way to explore emotions, relationships, boundaries and functioning using process and product-oriented artistic means.”
“My professors actually heard my ideas, and people in my class really paid attention to what I said. I realized that in high school, I’d had a lot of anxiety and I wondered why they kept the heat on all year long. I started to ease and relax at McDaniel — and then realized that was just a scared, anxious response. The heat hadn’t been on at all.”
"If we can’t get lawmakers to enact public policy that incentivizes the right things, we can act on our own as consumers. Every single human can be an active participant in changing our food systems just by voting with their fork every day.”