Dec 21, 2011

Kellie Green

Name: Kellie Green
Grade Year: Senior
Degree: Currently, I have a minor degree in Psychology and am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a second minor in Human Services.
Major(s): Criminal Justice
Hometown: Jefferson City, MO
What’s the best thing about being a student at Columbia College?: The small classes and great friends I have met who are working toward similar goals.
How do you serve your community, your college, or your country?: I currently work as a caterer at the G2 Gallery Catering and Events facility serving groups from weddings and legislative events, to important individuals, such as the Chinese Ambassador and Vice President Joe Biden. I do my best to serve Columbia College by portraying a motivated outlook and drive to achieve my academic goals.
What do you value most in life?: To pick one thing would be difficult, so I'll list a few: my close bond to my grandma, laughter, animals, and the drive to keep pushing myself that is sometimes lost so easily.
Most people don’t know that…I sing obnoxiously loud in my car when I'm by myself and dance accordingly when I'm alone anywhere. It's a pretty good stress reliever. Try it.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? How does a degree from Columbia College fit into those goals?: As of now, I am certain that I want a degree in Criminal Justice. I started as a freshman with bright eyes for working in the field of forensics; however, I switched to CJ in hopes of working in sex crime/child abuse investigations. Recently, however, I have found a passion for the Innocence Project, an organization devoted to exonerating wrongfully convicted criminals. So as you can see, I am certain of the field I'd like to serve but which position exactly is still up in the air.
Who inspires you?: The person who inspires me the most is my grandmother. She and I have always had a very close relationship and she has always made it a point to push me to achieve my highest aspirations. She has been forced into many circumstances throughout her life that have demanded strength to go on. Her encouragement has inspired me to not disappoint her, along with the others that I love most: my mother, my stepfather, and my Aunt Kasey. I appreciate all of their love and support.
When you’re not studying or fulfilling other obligations, how do you spend your leisure time?: In my leisure time I enjoy listening to some rock n' roll, watching horror movies, reading, spending time with my mother and grandmother, working on household projects with my aunt, and playing with animals (a passion I get from my mom). Oh, and there's always TRYING to catch up on the lost sleep of a college student!
What makes you laugh?: Lately when I am stressed out and need a good laugh I turn to my new pug. He's such a goofy dog that I can't help but laugh at him. My best friend Brooke, my mom, and my aunt all have the same sense of humor as me, so being with them is always a great laughter pick-me-up. Oh, and any movie wth Vince Vaughn in it.