David

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

Class standing/years in college:

Senior

A bit about me:

I am a senior wildlife biology major. I moved to Fairbanks from San Francisco in 2009 and am a Resident Assistant in the freshman residence hall. I am pursuing a career in secondary and outdoor education.

Why did you choose to attend UAF?

Primarily went to UAF for a grand adventure. I wanted to experience the world while I was young and still able to. Also, it was much more affordable to go to school at UAF than studying at home in California.

What do you like best about UAF?

UAF has equal opportunities for people of all backgrounds and demographics.

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

In my spare time I'm an avid hiker, and I also bike, camp and climb trees. I am also active with UAF's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club.

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

Spent at least one year living on campus. The experience is amazing, and it offers a new perspective of people from different backgrounds.

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

I have worked with Residence Life as a Resident Assistant.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

I am pursuing a career in education. I would like to teach outdoor education and/or high school-level biology and mathematics.

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

New Zealand, as I've heard there is amazing camping and hiking there.

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