Get to know Mickhale
Where are you from?
Darien, IL – “a nice place to live”
Which Admissions office programs are you involved in?
Vandy Fan for a Day
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
All of campus is beautiful, but if I had to pick, it would be walkways and benches between Calhoun Hall and Furman Hall. The tree-lined sidewalks and gardens really highlight our campus being an arboretum!
What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Hiking, cooking, drawing, badmintson, traveling to watch my favorite Chicago teams play in different cities
What did you study in college?
Human Development and Family Science
If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?
Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt. It has some similarities to my undergraduate major, but a stronger focus on leadership and educational policy.
What’s your favorite off-campus hangout?
Hands down my front porch but for somewhere everyone can enjoy, it would be the Frothy Monkey downtown location.
What’s the best concert you’ve seen in Nashville?
Have yet to go to a concert in Nashville, but I know it’ll be Eric Church the next time he performs here (#1 on my concert bucket list).
What is the moment you knew you were a Nashvillian?
When I got way too excited seeing people wear Nashville shirts on my Netflix shows.
What is your favorite place to eat in Nashville?
What talent do you have that would surprise your friends?
I’m surprisingly good with directions and usually never need a GPS to get anywhere.
If you weren’t an admissions counselor, what would you be?
Airline pilot or some type of food/travel critic.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance traveled from where you started” said by the legendary runner Steve Prefontaine