Shaina Dawson may have Pokemon to thank for deciding that UD was the place for her.
Dawson grew up in Centerville, Ohio, about 20 minutes from campus. While she was in high school, she and her friends used to come to campus to play Pokemon Go, an app-based game where you can visit various places to “catch” Pokemon animated characters.
It was during her time chasing elite Pokemon that she looked up from her phone and realized, “Hey, I could actually see myself here!”
A first-generation college student, Dawson said she hopes her time at UD will shape her into a servant-leader to help change the world.
The new Flyer is majoring in political science, though she is also interested in business and humanities. She hopes to involve herself in community service.
“I want to do anything and everything that gets me out into the community,” Dawson said.