Class standing/years in college:
A bit about me:
My younger brother is my best friend. I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years. I was home schooled for part of my life. I LOVE Homer; I love the ocean and boats. Horseback riding is an awesome stress relief. I play two instruments (piano and viola), and baby fish are cute. (I think so at least!)
Why did you choose to attend UAF?
I'm from Alaska and didn't want to leave. UAF also has an awesome life sciences program and is very affordable. It also has a nice campus feel and good campus community.
What do you like best about UAF?
The community. There are so many wonderful people here, everyone is friendly, and there is always stuff going on somewhere on campus.
What do you like to do in your spare time? What extracurricular activities are you a part of?
Watch movies, listen to music, hang out in dorm lounges, go skiing, go adventuring, go to the gym and swimming pool, knit, cook (occasionally). I'm a member of AK student chapter of AFS. I love to play broomball, and wandering around taking pictures is always a good time!
What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective student interested in UAF?
Get involved! I know you probably hear this all the time, but really do get involved. I regret not getting involved in UAF earlier, and it is so much fun and a wonderful experience.
What "field work" have you done at UAF that will help you find work in your major?
Nothing so far, but there are lots of connections between UAF and other groups such as ADF&G.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
Work in the field during the summers, substitute teach in the winters until I have gained real-life experiences in the field, and then I want to teach high school biology. Hopefully it all happens in or near Homer. I also really want to coach swimming throughout it all.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
Homer AK. It's my favorite place ever!