Name: Elizabeth Henderson
Expected Graduation Date: April 2021
Major: Human Resources Management
Minors: Anthropology and Human Rights
When did you pledge? Fall 2018
What did you want to be when you grew up (when you were little)? In high school? Now what do you want to be?
When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher like my mom, but in high school I decided on the medical field instead. Then I realized I am awful at biology but great with people and chose to study business. Today I hope to start my career off in Human Resources Management, specifically in Talent Acquisition or at an HR firm that larger companies outsource to. Then I would like to transfer into Corporate Social Responsibility where I would apply my passions for the environment and Human Rights. Finally, I hope someday to be a professor at a University like Grand Valley.
Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate Raspberries
Other extracurriculars: Honors College
Favorite event from and/or thing about DSP:
My favorite thing about DSP is the opportunity to connect with friends who have similar goals as me.
Favorite thing about Grand Valley:
The Location! I love being in such a naturally beautiful place while also being right near a big city.
How did you learn about DSP?
I had friends from high school who were in DSP, and when other similar organizations reached out to me, I did some research and found that I would fit in best with DSP.
Why did you join DSP?
I joined, as cheesy as it may sound, to be involved in something bigger than myself as an individual. Whether it be the friendships I’ve made or the professional knowledge I’ve gained, I know that I am connected to an organization and brotherhood with a deeply rooted history of excellence.
Why did you choose Grand Valley?
The completely honest answer to this question is that they offered me scholarships I could not refuse, but I stayed here for the incredible, caring community.
Have you ever studied abroad or gone further than the Americas?
I have traveled France, Switzerland, and Italy and returned to Switzerland this summer for a study abroad with UC Berkeley to study Sustainable Business and Human Rights.
Favorite Musical: Les Misérables
Do you have any pets? I have a dog who is terrified of everything and a cat who absolutely hates me!
Where do you want to be in 10 years?
I hope to be living in a big city working for a company that focuses on sustainable business practices, perhaps a non-profit.