What is your background?: I grew up in Wilton, Iowa. My parents are Reggie and Melanie Drake. I have an older brother, Javin and a sister-in-law, Kelsey. I have two younger sisters, Kelsey and Kinsey. I also have a dog named Derby.
What brought you to Kirkwood and why?: Coach Muhl and the program’s strong tradition brought me to Kirkwood. It’s close to home and my family can make it to all of my games which is really nice. I love Kirkwood’s facilities and the small class sizes as well.
What is your program of study and what interests you about it?: I want to major in Elementary Education. I’ve always loved being around little kids and I want to make a positive impact on their lives. My mom is a second grade teacher and she’s someone I look up to and aspire to be like one day.
Are you involved in anything else on campus? If so, what and why?: I’m involved with a group called Chi Alpha on campus. It’s a Christian community that helps me grow my relationship with God and connect with other students and friends.
What do you do for fun?: Besides playing basketball, I love hanging out with my family, staying active and spending time outside. I enjoy going on bike rides and playing tennis with my friends.
Where do you see yourself in five years?: In five years, I see myself teaching within a nice community.