Scholar Spotlight: Gracie Pollock
Rising Senior at University of Northern Iowa
Major: Psychology and Family Services
What inspires you to pursue your current majors?
Nothing inspires me more than the feeling I get after knowing I was able to support someone during a tough moment, especially when I see their first smile after a good cry.
Has anything you learned in college so far taught you something new about yourself?
It sounds cliché, but one of the most impactful things I’ve learned is how to properly take care of myself so that I can help others.
What is something important you’ve learned outside of class?
How to connect with people! No matter how much I’ve read, nothing prepares you more than being in the moment and having a genuine conversation with someone.
What advice would you give someone who is about to enter their college years?
You’re going to embarrass yourself many times over your college career, but don’t let the fear of embarrassing yourself get in the way of experiencing all that college has to offer.
What is a fun fact we should know about you?
I love caffeine, Taylor Swift, my dog, and the color pink!
This or That
- Is Sunday or Monday the start of the week? Monday
- In front of the crowd or behind the scenes? Behind the scenes
- Social time or Me time? Me time
- Learn by reading or by doing? Learn by doing
- Knowledge or imagination? A little bit of both is the key to everything!