Carrie Manifold has had three years filled with exciting stories and looks forward to a senior year that will cap off her experience here at Northwestern.
Her favorite memory of her time here goes back to freshman year when she lived on third east in Fern. She and a group of friends formed a ‘gang’ called the Awkward Turtles. Manifold said, “We took our awkward weapons—mine was a hair dryer—and got into awkward situations. I believe one of our members put it best when she said, ‘I embrace awkwardness like an old friend.’”
When asked to pick an object around campus that exemplifies her, Carrie chose the couch area that bridges the cafeteria with its host dorm. “Like this living area,” she said, “I am very indecisive. Am I the Caf lobby or the Fern lounge?”
As a freshman, Carrie was most nervous about the Bird Flu and with much diligence and precision filled out the evacuation form found on her SWISS account.
Dr. Alan Laird is one professor Carrie wants to be most like because of his passion, knowledge and how he “unabashedly invests in people.” With less than a year left on campus, Carrie plans to cherish all the time and memories she has at NW.