Erin Siobhan Smith
I believe USAO to be a model for what other universities should strive to be: genuinely invested in the future of its students, diverse enough to foster success for all students from the athletes to the arts crowd, and committed to being a source of comfort and concern, even long after graduation. I would also like to emphasize the help of the faculty in preparation for graduate school. Grad school was a very stressful time for me, especially towards the end when I was working on completing a 102-page thesis. My USAO mentors made this huge accomplishment possible and worthy of publication.