When I graduated high school in 2014 I was all set to go to the local tech and study criminal justice-law enforcement, but I soon realized that wasn't the right path for me. A series of very challenging jobs showed me what I didn't want to do for the rest of my life, and I soon knew I needed to go back to school and find a degree that interested me. I started at UW-Barron County in fall 2015, where I immediately got involved in student government, Phi Theta Kappa, other clubs and was named captain of the basketball team. Once I arrived at UW-BC, I knew I had ended up where I truly belonged. The thing that has surprised me most about UW-Barron County is that it's a small campus that allows students to achieve large things. I experienced this first-hand by being selected to attend the Presidential Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., last June, where I met campus leaders from around the country.