Courtney

Hometown:

Ketchikan, AK

Class standing/years in college:

Junior and graduate student

A bit about me:

I'm an adventurous fourth generation Alaska, who enjoys reading, being involved on campus, volunteering and traveling the world.

Why did you choose to attend UAF?

Cost efficient and undergraduate research. UAF is a $100 million research grant institution with only 5,000 undergraduates.

What do you like best about UAF?

The size. It is small so you can really build a sense of community, but large enough to gave some anomynity, (as someone from a small town I find it valuable).

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

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Board of Regents (Student Regent), Coalition of Student Leaders (Ex-Officio Member), new student Orientation Leader, United Campus Ministries.

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

To get involved in undergraduate research and look seriously at all the opportunities available on campus. Not all my learning has been in the classroom.

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

I worked on "ARC" (Alaska Research Cube Satelite) designing, building and testing elements of the structure, mechanics and thermodynamics.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

Work in the energy industry and become a certified professional engineer.

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

Lower Europe, southern Africa or New Zealand.

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