Degree(s): B.A. in Biblical Studies
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
CA, CT, DE, GA, ID, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VT, WI
Q & A with Alicia...
- How has APU transformed you?
- When I first came to APU, I had no idea what I was doing with my life, other than a general idea of what my major would be. In the four years I spent as a student, God managed to take every situation, good or bad, and use it to mold me into who I am today, and even more, who He is still teaching me to be. It was the life lessons that seeped out of good lectures, genuine professors who invested in my life, and the strong, lasting relationships that I formed with other students that when all combined, transformed me into who I am and am becoming. God is in the business of transformation and reconciliation, and APU has a community who wants to participate in that. I may not have life all figured out, but I definitely came out a better woman than when I went in as a freshman. I believe God moves in the life of every APU student, and when God moves, we are transformed.
- Which activities at APU have you most enjoyed being a part of?
- As strange as it sounds, I think I enjoyed being a part of classes the most, especially the ones that were for my major. After getting the general education units out of the way, and I was just taking my major specific classes, I was in classes with many of the same people and we got to know each other pretty well. The relationships I formed with those people were some of the strongest in college. We studied together, ate together, stressed together, and shared a lot of life together as we took (and enjoyed) some of our hardest classes. Not to mention that when we got to those major specific classes, a lot of the professors had us in multiple classes and got to know us really well. As a group of friends, we ended up hanging out with our professors for lunch and going to their houses for coffee. It was a fantastic community.
- What advice would you give to prospective students?
- Definitely first and foremost, be prayerful about your decision. God will provide, and He is good. Don’t stress. It will all work out, but that isn’t to say that you can procrastinate and not take action. Know that if you are diligent, God will show up. He always will. I think the best advice I could give to prospective students is to remember that choosing where to go to college is also choosing where your new home will be for the next four years. This is an important decision. Make sure you really consider your options and know what type of community you are looking for in a school. Don’t choose a school based solely on the academics (though that is definitely an important aspect). The people you will spend the next four years with are important as well.
- How do you spend your free time?
- In my free time, I try to relax as much as possible. That includes movies, TV shows, board games with friends, a good book, or conversations over a good cup of coffee. Ideally I’d like to spend more time at the beach or Disneyland, or going to Oakland A’s games (when they are here in the LA area at least).