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Hello all, My name is Quortni Moore, I am 22 years old as of TODAY (February 1st)introduction-photo. So now I can proudly blast Taylor Swift’s “22” and not feel weird about it. I am a Junior here at Fontbonne. This is actually my second semester here, I am a transfer student from Indiana State University but I am originally from Saint Louis. I chose ISU originally because it seemed like a great fit at the time, but after some unexpected life changes it became clear to me that it was a great time to come home and transfer to a University that was a better fit for the time being. I am a Psychology major and also pursuing a minor in Biology, I originally was minoring in Art but when I transferred I realized that Biology is something that I felt was calling me. Science had always been an interest of mine and I felt that it would be a great combination with Psychology. I plan on attending graduate school after graduation, but if you ask me where and what I plan on doing in graduate school, I honestly couldn’t tell you. I know for sure that I would like to go into some sort of research, and eventually become a therapist and eventually earn a certificate to practice Art Therapy.

I am currently employed at Saint Louis Bread Company, the one right down the street from campus. I have been there since I was 16, so it will be 6 years in May, so don’t be afraid to come on in and say hello. I am also employed at Journeys Shoes in the Galleria, because lets be honest I LOVE shoes. Again don’t be shy, come on in and say hello, I would be Happy to sell you your favorite pair of shoes. (:

My hobbies include arts and crafts, mostly drawing and painting random gifts for friends and family, I also love yoga and taking my 2 dogs on long walks around the neighborhood. I also like to occasionally go Ice Skating… fun fact I used to be a competitive Figure Skater at Brentwood Ice Arena where I competed solo and on a synchronized team for 10 years. I have since retired but I still have my skates and love to go back to Brentwood and hit the ice. Other hobbies include Snapchat of course because who doesn’t love taking selfies. And my by far favorite thing to do is post up at your local Starbucks and do homework.

Please don’t hesitate to say hello if you see me around, I don’t know many people here at Fontbonne but I am all for making new friends and study buddies.

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Transitioning from high school to college can elicit many different types of emotions: nervousness, excitement, fear, anxiety… the list is endless. Going to a whole new place where you may know only a few people, if anyone, can be intimidating. When I first came to Fontbonne, I did not know a single person here — so you can imagine how scary that was for me. The best way that I coped during this new transition period was by fully participating in the welcome week events and getting to know as many people as possible. I found that the more people you talk to, the more you will be able to figure out who you are similar to and who can see spending more time with! Sure, you may encounter a few people who just do not have a personality that clicks with yours, and that is absolutely okay! Another big thing for me was keeping my door to my dorm open. Living on campus allows you to meet other residents in the same boat as you whether you are a freshman, a transfer student or an international student. I left my door open while I was in my room which allowed me to say hi to people passing by and even invite some in to get to know them better. This was how I developed great friendships with many of my floor-mates that I would consider some of my closest friends to this day. Another big part of going to college is the fact that you will be away from your family and friends back home. Thankfully, technology today allows us to have instant communication right at our fingertips. I often send a quick to text to my sister or to my best friend just to let them know that I miss them and am thinking about them. You might even set up a time to Skype or FaceTime your friends and family and catch up on what is going on! College is an exciting and busy time, but it is important to keep in touch with those you do not see all the time. And the final piece of advice I can give you is this: enjoy your time in college and soak up every moment. Embrace the many emotions, challenges, and fun times that you have, because they come and go so fast!

I have attached a video of the lyrics to the song “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield because I feel like it truly encompasses the new beginnings and the journey of the college experience specifically the line, “Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten.”

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