Annelise Straw, SIS/BA '18, SIS/MA '19
AU has definitely opened up my perspective ...
"I am so lucky, because I’ve had the chance to do some very unique things. Everything that I’ve done, and every decision that I’ve made, has led me to this place right now … AU has definitely opened up my perspective on the world, in so many ways that I didn’t even think possible."
From ballerina to professional chef to earning two degrees at American University, Annelise Straw is not your average student. Learn more about the Rhodes Scholar finalist’s nontraditional journey to AU.
During a unique new class, "A History of the White House," students visited DC sites related to White House history, including the White House itself, and heard from speakers like former White House curator Betty Monkman.
Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year
AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources
First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality