What was your MC name? London
When did you cross? Spring 2006
Where did you grow up?
I grew up all over the US and France due to my dad’s job. I was born in San Antonio, then moved to Houston, then Paris, France, then Maryland, Virginia, back to Houston, a brief stint in Los Angeles California and finally ended up in Fort Worth Texas! I still consider myself a Texas girl!
Where did you graduate high school?
Birdville High School in North Richland Hills Texas, just north of Fort Worth.
Why did you choose Baylor?
Before my freshman year in high school my future band director called me 2 days before the Baylor Band Camp to offer me a full scholarship to go to the camp because they were short of trumpet players. My director really wanted my trumpet prodigy best friend to go and I was just meant to keep her company. She ended up backing out the day before camp started and I ended up making first chair in the 2nd band (boy did the older guys hate that!). During my week at Baylor I was challenged more than I had ever been and I even got food poisoning! But I also developed a deep love for everything Baylor and I knew I would go there one day. Even when my family was relocated to California, I was going to come back to Baylor and be a part of the Baylor Band. My senior year I only applied to one school and was accepted with enough scholarships that my dream came true! I was a Baylor Bear!
While at Baylor, where did you live?
I spent my freshman year in Memorial, my sophomore year in an apartment off campus and my junior and seniors years in the new Brooks Hall.
What was your most difficult class?
Mathematics for Economists. I took it my last semester and it was taught at a graduate level. There were only 3 of us brave enough to take it and despite my extensive math background it kicked my butt. It did help prepare me for my short stint in graduate school though!
What is your favorite place and tradition on the Baylor campus?
My favorite place on the Baylor Campus was in one of the swings in front of Pat Neff. I loved walking around campus and enjoying the beauty that is Baylor. Since I lived on campus for 3 years I spent a lot of time just wandering and thinking!
My favorite tradition was singing with the sisterhood after games. It was always such a special time and still is when we get together to celebrate things like weddings!
What did you play in BUGWB?
Did you hold any leadership positions in Band Council, within your section, or TBS?
I was trumpet squad leader for a year, then trumpet section leader the next year. I was also the Uniform Nazi ahem I mean manager J for a year! (following in my big sisters footsteps!) In TBS I was Concessions Manager, Treasurer, BUGWB’er Rep, Chaplain, and I few more I can’t remember!
Why did you decide to join Tau Beta Sigma?
I moved so much when I was in high school, that I came to Baylor in search of friendships that would last a lifetime. When I discovered TBS my freshman year in BUGWB, I felt like I found a group that could give me that and more! I also loved serving the band and being a part of the inner workings of BUGWB!
What was your favorite Tau Beta event?
The membership candidacy period! The wonderful ladies of Six in the City (Sarah Marzano, Kim (Carter) Iles, Emily Upton and Heather (Sony) Schuster) and I had such an amazing time and it was truly one of my favorite periods of my entire college career. I was exhausted but I had so much fun!
With what degree did you graduate?
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with minors in Mathematics and Political Science and I was in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core.
What did you do with your degree?
At first I went to the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh Scotland to study for my Masters in Economics that didn’t work out so I came home. Eventually I will get my masters and PhD in International Political Economy. But that will have to wait until my children are a little older!
What are you doing now/what do you want to continue doing?
I got married to my amazing husband on July 3rd, 2010 and shortly after I found out I was pregnant! I worked that year as a math teacher in a at-risk charter school in Dallas. My amazing son, William Richard Darrouzet, was born on April 15th, 2011 and he and my husband are my world! My job right now is to be his mommy and to raise him into a future Baylor Bear :) My husband and I hope to expand our family soon since we want a big family! I love being a stay at home mom! I don’t use my degree but it is incredibly rewarding!
Tell us a funny/awesome Tau Beta story?
My awesome TBS story is actually from post graduation! Every month the sisters of the DFW area get together for dinner and laughter! I have grown closer to my sisters and had more fun with them during these dinners then I had the opportunity to at Baylor! It really proves that the friendships you make in TBS last a lifetime!