Archive for May, 2023

Benji Huff ’24

“Within Geography courses, we learn practical skills in jobs Geographers have, such as urban planning and GIS.” As a double major, Benji has found a sense of community within both the Geography and Religion departments. Benji has been able to combine these majors to start to develop a well-rounded understanding of how the world works, […]

Alexis Lin ’24

“I feel as though the psychology department has given me a strong foundation in the psychological sciences and has prepared me well to take on the next chapters of my life.” Alexis was drawn to a major in Psychological Science due to a longing to understand why people behave the way that they do. She […]

Lucy Peterson ’24

“The EGE Department has a very open and welcoming community. Geology is a smaller major, so everyone knows each other pretty well, but in my opinion, that only makes for  a more comfortable environment.” Growing up spending most of her time outside, Lucy was inclined to pursue a major that could allow her to make […]

Ezedin Seid ’24

“I’m always blown away by how willing and enthusiastic faculty are to help their students succeed. I’ve seen that in class and during office hours.” Ezedin chose Gustavus partially for the small class sizes and one-on-one relationships with professors and this is exactly what he has found within the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major. As a pre-med […]

Sophia Nelson ’23

“In my capstone course (Proteins), the lab is group-based and relies on the passing off of information to group mates, which prepares you for research and other careers.” Having always been passionate about the math and science fields, Sophia decided to double major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Mathematics knowing that she wanted to pursue research […]

Ashley Ley ’23

“Biochemistry/Molecular Biology professors are very accessible and foster a very positive and helpful work environment.” Coming to Gustavus as an intended STEM major, Ashley decided to major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology as in intersection of her two favorite science fields: Biology and Chemistry. Within the program, she has found an extremely supportive and collaborative community that […]

Kat Cárdenas ’24

“The Gustavus faculty has allowed me to gain experience in Psychology, provided me with many courses to expand my knowledge in the field, and provided me with information on internship opportunities throughout my time at Gustavus.” Having decided on a Psychology major in high school, Kat was initially drawn to Gustavus due to its Psychology […]

Lachen Reid ’24

“I think the Religion department and its professors are cognizant of the modern day requirements for humanities-based professions and create courses geared towards preparing students for life beyond college.” Coming to Gustavus partially for the seminar-style classes, Lachen has greatly appreciated the classroom environment that he has found within the Religion Department. He says, “Classes […]

Lindsey Westerberg ’23

“The faculty in the department helped prepare me for a career by providing opportunities to explore different avenues in psychology.” Lindsey’s interest in psychology began when she was just a child, and she remembers growing up asking questions about why people interact the way that they do. Throughout her experience at Gustavus, Lindsey has been […]