Ethan

Hometown:

Fairbanks, AK

Class standing/years in college:

Junior

A bit about me:

I grew up enjoying all outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, snowboarding and just spending time outside. I am a very outgoing person who enjoys meeting new people and helping out in the community by volunteering. Also a big part of my life is working full time for a fire department. I would describe myself as an extrovert and do well in groups.

Why did you choose to attend UAF?

I chose UAF for a few reasons, Fairbanks is my hometown and my family lives here. Also UAF gives students great opportunities to stand above others in competitive jobs. I also was very interested in the Fire Department on campus that gives real life experience and leadership skills.

What do you like best about UAF?

UAF has a lot to offer for all types of students. For myself, I am proud to say the Fire Department is my favorite program on campus. And there are events like Starvation Gulch, which is also so much fun!!

What do you like to do in your spare time? What extracurricular activities are you a part of?

Generally in the month of Septmeber I work for my dad as a hunting charter guide. Also, I volunteer for multiple events to raise money for charities throughout the year, and I really enjoy raising thousands of dollars.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective student interested in UAF?

I would suggest prospective students talk to current students about the major they are in to find out honest details about that degree. I have taken many classes to find out what major I wanted to pursue before I found my interest.

What "field work" have you done at UAF that will help you find work in your major?

I have done multiple charity events around the community to raise money for MDA and cancer awareness programs. I'm also talking to schools K-12 about fire prevention.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

My ultimate goal is to be a manager of an oil company working on the north slope of Alaska. While saving up money, I would like to start up my own business so I would be able to retire at an early age and allow  time to explore the world.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?

If there is a place that stays 75 degrees and has no bugs, friendly people, a lot of activities, a beach and great hunting/fishing, I would love to live there.

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