Sandy Kruger '14
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Major: Social Development (Interdisciplinary Major)
What activities are you involved in?
Delta Delta Delta, Coe Human Rights Advocates, Student Senate and V-Day.
Why did you decide to attend Coe?
I had a really awesome admission experience throughout the application process and everything fell into place financially.
What does Coe mean to you?
Coe means a tailor-made education complete with lots of one-on-one help, chats and experiences with advisors.
What is it like living in Cedar Rapids?
Cedar Rapids is a nice size- it’s not so big that I'm scared to go explore but it is just big enough to find some fun things to do in the city.
How has Coe changed your life?
The kind of education I'm receiving at Coe has changed the way I think. Instead of finding answers to problems, I now find problems with the answers! It can be confusing but it feels good to push my mind and examine the different possibilities and angles I would not have considered before.
What do you do for fun on the weekends?
I hang around with the friends I don't have the chance to spend time with during the week.
What do you remember most from your First Year?
I had an international roommate from Japan. She is still someone I consider to be a close friend and I miss her so much! Also, I attended a May term that went to a Lakota Native American Reservation.
What do you plan to do after Coe?
Apply for a Fulbright Program, travel the world and then attend graduate school.
What service opportunities do you participate in?
My sorority and Greek Life in general provide me with ample opportunities to volunteer. I have also found a law firm to volunteer at through one of my professors at Coe. Additionally, Coe Human Rights and V-Day are both intrinsically tied with service as well.
Have you had any internship, research or study abroad experiences?
I was in Uganda for the fall 2012 semester doing research on the reintegration of the LRA's child soldiers back into society.