Junior theatre major from Leonard, Michigan

Spend five seconds with this girl and you can tell she has an infectious personality—a trait that will surely aid in her dream of being an actress. Yet before coming to RC, Natalie felt lost at the large university she attended. “I found it hard to get involved or make friends. I never got the feeling my classmates and I were in it together. Rather, we were competing against each other. It was hard to grow in that kind of environment.” That’s when a friend who attended RC invited her to participate in RC’s theatre program. Natalie says she was hooked after the first rehearsal. “I immediately found the second family I had been longing for. They were so welcoming and funny and odd and perfect. I soon discovered that the entire campus appreciated my strange and upbeat spirit. I transferred and have never looked back.”