Class standing/years in college:
A bit about me:
Born and raised outside of Atlanta, I love southern food, animals and digging. I enjoy being outside, front porches, cheap beer and folk music. Also, I am always looking to increase my proficiency in the Yupik language, because right now it is poor.
Why did you choose to attend UAF?
I was interested in coming to Alaska since I was young. UAF was the obvious choice when it came to picking a scientific university.
What do you like best about UAF?
The diversity of students. Where else can you find people from Japan taking Eskimo language courses?
What do you like to do in your spare time? What extracurricular activities are you a part of?
I play a lot of banjo. I also swim some and often I am pushed to study out of some feeling of moral obligation. I am on the UAF Street Crew and am the president of UAF's Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Explorations, or SME.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective student interested in UAF?
Staying on campus makes it easy to really focus on your studies. Also the Tilly is always trying to improve so don't be scared.
What "field work" have you done at UAF that will help you find work in your major?
The student-run school mine is an interactive educational mine that has helped me gain some experience in the mining industry.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
Find a job in the mining industry with a reliable company. What else can I ask for?
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
I will know when I decide to move there.