This past December I completed my undergraduate degree and received a bachelors in science with a comprehensive geology major and a minor in mathematics. I’ve made a lot of friends in Phillips hall: I couldn’t ask for a better group of classmates and faculty. I can’t believe this is it but I know it’s the right time to move on.
During my time here I have:
- Tutored in the math lab – thank you Dr. Swanson for keeping that place running, it’s assistance to students is enormous
- Traveled all over the country with the geology department: NM, AR, WI, MN, SD, WY… the best geologists have seen the most rocks.
- Formed lasting friendships with my classmates… blood runs thicker than water
- Participated in incredible coastal ground penetrating radar research with Sean Morrison and Dr. Harry Jol. Their contributions to my education are probably immeasurable. I will always want to return to Munising MI and Pictured Rocks National Lake shore
- Found a degree advisor that half carried me through my last year in the program so I could get the requirements needed for graduation in a timely manner. Thank you so much Katherine Grote, the department is really gonna miss you
- Expanded my horizons to encompass the world outside of UW-Eau Claire. GSA in Vancouver was incredible.
Next up is hard to tell. But I have applied for Missouri State in the Geospatial sciences in geology and geography masters program and hope to attend in the fall. Otherwise I am open to beginning my career in earth sciences in a position that could lead me down a path to my ultimate goal of working at an environmental consulting firm.