Area of Study:
Economics & Finance
Why did you choose your major?
I was initially a Management student but gravitated towards Economics and Finance after completing a few courses on the subjects and learning more about the markets during freshman year.
Do you participate in any extracurricular activities; if so, why?
I have always been very involved in clubs, especially the Rotaract Club on campus. Getting out of the classroom and putting your knowledge to test is the best way to learn. No textbook will ever teach the importance of service leadership and of democracy until we see it for ourselves. I was also in the Finance Committee of the Student Senate and try to participate in sports and exercise when I have time.
Special projects/trips you particiapted in?
For J Term (winter break) I went to United International College (a college in Zhuhai, China). Most recently I was in the Amazon with the Rotaract Club building a medical clinic for an isolated village in Iquitos, Peru.
Does the Catholic Benedictine identity of St. Scholastica mean anything to you? If so, what? Or, how does it have meaning for you?
In the beginning I thought it would never really mean much, but now I really understand its importance. I think after four years at St. Schoalstica you can start feeling the values by your interactions with faculty and students on campus. Eventually we notice how the values really bounce back and reflect on student's professional and personal life decisions.
How do you have fun in Duluth?
Duluth is a small town with many "hidden" secrets. Taking a walk downtown is a good way to explore some options Duluth has to offer. The lakewalk is also beautiful and skiing or snowboarding at Spirit Mountain can be very fun!
Advice for prospective students?
Get involved. The college provides so many different opportunities for students that it may be a bit overwhelming. Give extracurricular activities a chance to catch your interest, you won't regret it.