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A bit about me:
I love telling stories, reading and traveling. I am a civil engineering student in honors. I'm always full of ideas and perpetually busy - it's just the way I am. I love my family and Alaska. I like stargazing, fall and crafting.
Why did you choose to attend UAF?
It was a fiscally sound choice, a beautiful campus and close enough to be able to visit home while still having a fresh start. I fell in love with the campus after a tour, and the strong academic programs cemented my choice.
What do you like best about UAF?
I love the people - we are a real community. My professors have invited me over to their houses for movie night and to weddings. I know many students by name, and we rally around each other when there's trouble.
What do you like to do in your spare time? What extracurricular activities are you a part of?
I am heavily involved in the Honors Program. Some engineering activities I have been involved with are Institute of Transport Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, the Steel Bridge project and the Ice Arch Project. I enjoy playing broomball and learning and practicing foreign languages. I read a lot, several thousand books per year.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective student interested in UAF?
Go into it with an open mind. UAF is an awesome place, and I would hate for you to miss its little joys in your preconceptions.
What "field work" have you done at UAF that will help you find work in your major?
I've gone on fieldtrips, from the USGS Chena Station to surveying the campus to the Denali Fault. I also got an internship in my field.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
I would like to get my professional engineering license, then find some place I can make a difference. I would love to travel too - there is so much of the world still to see.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
Somewhere in Galicia, Spain. I walked the Carnino de Santiago there in 2010, and the region was spectacular.