Hometown: Marinette, Wis.
High school attended: Marinette High School
Current program or major: Neuroscience
Why did you choose UW-Marinette? I chose UW-Marinette because of its affordable tuition, small class sizes, and the proximity to home.
What surprised you the most about UW-Marinette when you arrived on campus? I was surprised by the diversity of our students; they come from many different backgrounds and countries.
Why did you choose your program/major? I choose the field of neuroscience because I have suffered seizures since 2009. I’m interested in the brain and how it works. With my personal experience, I hope to help others with neurological disorders.
What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding? In addition to learning about human biology, I find psychology more interesting than what I expected. I am discovering the importance of the different sections of the brain and that psychology and neurology tend to go hand-in-hand.
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time? In my spare time you’ll find me playing the bassoon in the NEW (North East Wisconsin) Band and singing in the West Shore Chorale.
Who has been your favorite professor or staff member? Blake Pogrant, Solution Center events coordinator, is very accessible and helpful.
What do you plan to do after UW-Marinette? I plan to find a four-year university in Wisconsin that offers a neuroscience program.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Marinette students? Get involved with clubs and activities to get the most out of your UW-Marinette experience.