Spartans of UD: Sasha Williams

Dec 16, 2020

Spartans of UD highlights what makes University of Dubuque special – the people.

Sasha Williams, of Waukegan, Illinois, is a senior majoring in psychology. She will graduate on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

1.What will you cherish most about your time at the University of Dubuque?

“The main thing I cherished while attending UD was the genuine connections I made with my professors, mentors, and friends. The campus itself helped me grow and understand people from all over. I value the lifelong relationships I built with everyone I met at the University of Dubuque.”

2. Why did you decide to major in psychology?

“I decided to major in psychology because of my passion of wanting to learn and study the human mind and behavior. I also wanted to be a representative for minorities who struggle with their mental health and have a hard time opening up to people outside of their race.”

3. A program of the Wendt Character Initiative at University of Dubuque, Wendt Character Scholars represent a select group of students who are committed to living lives of integrity, justice, and compassion in service to others. What did you learn from your time as a Wendt Character Scholar? 

“The main thing I learned as a Wendt Scholar was that each student and each mentor had a purpose, and that purpose was to think, support, and be there for others and each other. I also noticed that the time we shared felt like time spent with family, which felt welcoming.”

4. What are your plans after graduation?

“When I graduate, I will get my master’s degree in something related to me strengthening my knowledge on becoming a community activist.” 

5. Where is your favorite spot-on campus? Why?

“My favorite spot on campus is the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. It is the place where I met my closest friends due to track and field, and I made meaningful friendships with the people I worked with at the rec.”