Rudi Goddard – Admission Counselor

Originally from Birmingham, MI, Rudi Goddard joined the Office of Admission in 2013 after graduating from Kalamazoo College with her B.A. in International & Area Studies. As a K student, Rudi participated in many of the College’s theatrical productions; She loves performing on stage, as both an actor and singer. Rudi is a member of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC).  In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, knitting, and watching movies – she describes herself as a huge movie buff!

Favorite college memory:  “Hiking through Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan, China near the end of my extended term study abroad program. This was the experience that demonstrated to me how much I could accomplish—mentally and physically—using a skill set I acquired in the course of my education at K.”

What makes Kalamazoo College Zoonique?  “K is populated by an incredible group of students characterized by their passion, motivation, and ingenuity. It’s impossible to be at K and not be inspired by the people around you. Everyone here is doing something amazing and, in turn, inspiring those around them to go out and do more amazing things.”

Advice for prospective students:  “Take advantage of the opportunity to build close relationships with your professors. Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone as often as possible. Read the entire course catalog. Even once you’ve found your niche at K, keep doing new things: take music lessons, start a new student organization, attend more guest lectures. You will never have such density of opportunity again.”