Hannah Collins is a senior majoring in architecture. She chose this major because she wants to make a difference in people’s lives and the environment through biophilic design and sustainability.
“Architecture is more than designing a beautiful building,” Collins said. “If used properly, it can positively impact a person’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being.”
On campus, Collins is an ambassador for the College of Architecture. She meets with potential students and their families, and gives them tours of the college.
“Being a college ambassador has allowed me to meet so many new people and learn about several new interests,” Collins said. “I love listening to people talk about what they are passionate about.”
Collins picked Theta because she realized the women in the chapter had similar values and morals as her, but had different passions and interests.
“I thought surrounding myself with women who differed from me in various ways would challenge me to grow and experience things I never thought of,” Collins said.
Collins said Theta has helped her see many things in a different light, and has provided her with comfort.
“I have recently learned that just outside my comfort zone is progress,” Collins said. “My Theta sisters have encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and do the things I love regardless of whether or not someone is there to do it with me.”
Collins’ favorite memory at K-State is when her roommates and her spent the night camping at a nearby lake.
“We had a camp fire going, told scary stories, and went fishing and kayaking,” Collins said. “The best part of the weekend was waking up in the morning and hearing cattle all over the campsite.”