What degree are you currently seeking?:
Brief thesis project description:
I plan to research the intersection(s) between war culture and child culture in WWI American music.
Who is your Thesis Advisor?:
(have not established this yet)
Why did you decide to go to graduate school?:
My role models growing up were graduate degree holders, and they always helped foster a love of learning, writing, reading, and researching from the beginning. I've always had an interest in being a college professor, and the experiences, growth, and intellectual challenges provided by graduate school are an important step toward that goal.
Why did you choose The University of Iowa for your graduate studies?:
I chose the University of Iowa because I was given the opportunity to teach while I gained a solid, broad base of knowledge in musicology. I knew that our program would prepare me for the real world, and for a rigorous Ph.D. program.
What are your long term goals beyond your graduate degree at Iowa?:
I plan on continuing my education, earning my Ph.D. Eventually, I plan on becoming a college professor, and a contributing member of academia. I am also interested in editing and publishing.
How has your experience at Iowa allowed you to achieve your goals?:
My time at Iowa has provided me with a number of skills, among them teaching, researching, writing, and tutoring. My experiences as an undergraduate and graduate student at Iowa have provided me with a variety and depth of knowledge that will make me adaptable to whatever tasks may await me as a researcher, writer, and teacher.