Critical thinker, passionate learner

NAME: Ali Morrow 
HOMETOWN: Swisher 
MAJOR: Business administration, accounting, and Spanish

INVOLVEMENT ON CAMPUS:  Women’s soccer, Dance Marathon morale captain, Alpha Chi treasurer, member of Phi Eta Sigma, member of Sigma Delta Pi, member of NSLS

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WARTBURG: I chose Wartburg because of the overwhelming sense of community I experienced when I first stepped on the campus my junior year of high school.

HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON YOUR MAJOR: I always knew that I wanted to go into business because of various classes I took in high school, but once I got to campus I was able to dive further into specific interests within my coursework. Also, with the help of a few amazing professors I was able to add accounting and Spanish into my coursework to better fit my interests and passions.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I will be starting as a staff accountant at Bohr, Dahm, Greif & Associates in Cedar Rapids in the fall.

Ali Morrow

HOW DID WARTBURG PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR NEXT STEP: Wartburg provided me with knowledge needed to be successful, but also with many opportunities that molded me into the person I’ll be going forward. The people I have met and the experiences I have had, have made a critical thinker as well as a passionate learner.

DID YOU DO ANY INTERNSHIPS WHILE AT WARTBURG: I had an accounting internship the summer before my senior year at Bohr, Dahm, Greif & Associates where I was able to learn more about the tax and auditing fields.  

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS: My favorite class that I took at Wartburg was Latinos in the United States because we were able to learn about the various aspects that makes up the amazing Latino culture throughout our country.

WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS ON CAMPUS: I have two big mentors on campus: Dr. Zak Montgomery and Professor Justin Crouse. They have both challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself in various aspects of my life and education, but also provided incredible guidance along the way.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU NEVER IMAGINED YOU WOULD DO BEFORE WARTBURG: I never thought I’d be able to study abroad two times, one of them being for four months. However, these are some the best experiences I have had throughout my four years at Wartburg.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WARTBURG MEMORY: Aside from my entire study abroad experience, I would say that just being a part of the Wartburg women’s soccer family for the past four years has been the most rewarding and has given me my best friends.

WHAT DID YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT CAMPUS LIFE: I like the accessibility and ability that I have to be a part of various groups and organizations on campus and that each one is accepting, rewarding, and encouraging.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Coming from someone who is normally not your typical risk taker, I’d say jump at any opportunity even if they seem crazy at the time. The best experiences and memories come when you are least expecting them.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS: I hope to be a successful leader within the business/accounting industry in five years as well as actively contributing to the community in which I live.

WHY WAS WARTBURG WORTH IT: The people and community at Wartburg is the reason why it’s worth it to me. There is a tremendous support system that helps to shape you and guide you down the path you want to take.