Chelsea Stromley’s initial reaction of, “Do that many people really know who I am?” to her homecoming nomination is a perfect example of her spunky yet humble personality.
In the fall of 2006, Stromley was terrified of meeting the fellow freshman she had only been in contact with through MySpace, although this fear turned out to be unfounded.
One of her many Northwestern memories occurred on the infamous snow day before the spring break of 2007.
After putting on their swimsuits over their clothes, she and a friend took to the huge mounds of snow in their paradoxical outfits.
This snow craziness doesn’t come close to the ridiculousness of Stromley’s annual ritual of swimming across a pond after the slime fight.
“That has got to be the worst smelling water I have continually gotten into for no reason whatsoever,” she said.
Stromley, an aspiring social worker, hopes to emulate Professor Val Stokes as an advocate of justice for the marginalized population.
“I believe she is a person that truly understands and exemplifies the love that Christ has called us to day after day.”
A loving person herself, Stromley believes that the new couches in the RSC best exemplify her heart for simple acts of service.
“It is just one of those simple joys in life that allows you to take your mind off the busyness of everything going on.”