Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Major(s): Communication Studies, Leadership Studies Minor
Why she/he chose the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: I wanted to attend a large college, with a close-knit community feel. At the University of Minnesota, I was able to be a part of a supportive, driven community, filled with Big 10 traditions, pride and spirit! Being in the middle of a metropolitan area where I could take advantage of fortune 500 companies was a necessity for building my professional resume while in college, not to mention all the excitement of city living! From theater productions, to concerts, and a myriad of other activities both on and off campus, I had plenty of ways to add to my undergraduate experience!
Favorite University of Minnesota Class: Geology and the Cinema. In grade school, I always struggled with science-based classes. This UMN course was designed to bridge that gap using social structures, like film, to help successfully teach physical science in a more palatable way.
Favorite Student Organization: Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Getting involved in greek life was one of my favorite parts of the University of Minnesota. Through my UMN sorority, I was able to find additional study support, give back through philanthropy, and learn about a variety of opportunities fellow members were involved in right here on campus. Not to mention, I met my best of friends!
Favorite U of M Memory: Going through sorority recruitment! Jumping in right away and getting involved on campus helped me start writing my own UMN story.
Most Inspirational U of M Alum: Bob Dylan. In his day, he was a staple on campus. He strummed his guitar around campus regularly, and many of his biggest hits were written right here!
Favorite Random Fact about the University: UMN Libraries is home to the world's largest Sherlock Holmes collection! The collection contains over 60,000 books, journals, and other items relating to Holmes.
Best Place to Study on Campus: Coffman Student Union- immediate access to food, and great people watching! You may even get to enjoy the piano playing of a UMN music major.
The One Experience Students Shouldn't Miss: Becoming a leader on campus! With 900+ student organizations, there are plenty of opportunities to gain leadership experience and really make a difference.