Grace

Hometown:

Anchorage, AK

Class standing/years in college:

Senior

A bit about me:

I'm a fifth year civil engineering major, business minor, student. I like travel, learning languages, playing broomball, reading science fiction, fantasy and fan fiction, and meeting new people. I'm always working on some craft project.

Why did you choose to attend UAF?

I chose UAF for its exceptional engineering program and its unique, beautiful scenery. After visiting, I was struck by its tight, welcoming community. I liked the idea of being more than a face in a crowd with my fellow students and professors.

What do you like best about UAF?

I love the UAF Honors Program. The classes challenge me, the Honors community helps give me a place to belong, and it's awesome to have staff that look out for our interests.

What do you like to do in your spare time? What extracurricular activities are you a part of?

I participate in the Honors Program and the Catholic Student Association. One new club I'm joining this year is the Model United Nations Alliance. I am also an officer in Students for Life.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective student interested in UAF?

Bring a good winter coat - you'll want it for the first brilliant northern lights night.

What "field work" have you done at UAF that will help you find work in your major?

I had an internship in design my sophomore year, and this last summer, I interned in King cove (near Cold Bay) building a road. I'm also writing a paper with an eye for publication this semester.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

I want an engineering job in transportation, geotechnology or materials engieering for a few years then go back to graduate school. I feel UAF has equipped me well for this.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?

I'd live on the Northern coast of Spain, in Galicia. I fell in love with the area after walking the UNESCO world Heritage trail, the Comino de Santiago, in 2010.

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