Brown is an online student studying human services
Millie Bobby Brown‘s college choice shows that she is staying true to her “Stranger Things” roots.
Brown is an online college student at Purdue University, according to a new interview with Allure magazine.
Brown, 18, is studying human services, where “you learn about the system and how to help young people,” according to Allure.
Purdue’s Human Services program is “designed to provide students with basic knowledge in human development and family studies, skills for working with people in service agencies, and program evaluation skills,” according to the website.
“Stranger Things” takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. In the show, Brown plays Eleven, a young girl with telekinetic abilities.
As Cnn reported, there are many Indiana references throughout the show, including some to Purdue and other Indiana universities. In Season 3, a Purdue shirt seen in an episode of the show became viral and finally became available online.
Nancy Wheeler and Robin Buckley, played by Natalia Dyer and Maya Hawke, pose as students at another Indiana university, the University of Notre Dame, in order to get admission to an asylum in Season 4.
She does not manage her own social media accounts due to the amount of online hate and trolling the actress receives.
“It’s really hard to be hated on when you don’t know who you are yet,” Brown told Elle. “So it’s like, ‘What do they hate about me? ’Cause I don’t know who I am.’ It’s almost like, ‘Okay, I’m going to try being this today.’ [And then they say], ‘Oh, no, I hate that.’ ‘Okay. Forget that.
I’m going to try being this today.’ ‘Oh, my God! I hate when you do that.’ Then you just start shutting down because you’re like, ‘Who am I meant to be? Who do they need me to be for them?’”
“Then I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped,” she continued. “It helped to be able to understand that I don’t need to be anything they said that I need to be. I just have to develop within myself. That’s what I did.”
“That’s what I’m doing.”