Like many of you, I am the child of an alum. I grew up 50 minutes from Houghton and have always had Houghton as a peripheral part of my life. I love this college--its mission, its location, my fellow students, and the future that God has planned for it. I have served in the Student Government for my entire time here, as Class President and senator my freshman year, college senator at large my sophomore year, and as Student Body Vice President last year. It is my pleasure and privilege to serve this year as Student Body President. It is my goal to serve the student body by being a voice for their joys and concerns to the administration, develop new programs, traditions, and practices to improve the quality of the student experience.