"Both my parents died when I was fifteen. So I knew early that I needed to learn how to make it on my own. So when it came time to go to college, I took a bunch of small pieces of paper and wrote down every state where I didn’t know a single person. Then I shuffled them up, and picked out Michigan. Then I got on google and typed: ‘cross country, advertising, Michigan, university.’ And that’s how I ended up choosing my school."