Archive for September, 2023

Rose Han ’25

“I fell in love with being creative and making art especially in such a great environment that the art department creates.” Originally planning on only a major in Environmental Studies, Rose has also been able to direct her passion for the environment in creative ways through the Art and Art History Department. She is specifically […]

Chasey Wedge ’24

“I strongly believe that learning about the past and why things happened the way that they did is the best way to navigate the future and hopefully avoid making the same mistakes and create a better future.” Chasey became interested in a history major due to her passion for understanding past lifestyles, and finds history […]

Jonathan Cordano ’25

“Having historical knowledge has helped me to understand the problems of the world today, and many of the things in my own life.” Jonathan chose a major in history due to its implications for exploring the world through different lenses and perspectives. Throughout his studies, he has felt that through understanding of historical patterns, he […]

Houston McLaury ’25

“Whether you’re a part of a beginner course in a specific discipline, or you’re jumping into a course with expected knowledge in it, both professors and students are kind and welcoming of different perspectives.” Growing up going to the library often and having a passion for storytelling and creativity, an English major was the natural […]

Vatuazenj Vang ’26

“The atmosphere of the community here is very relaxed and sociable.  The learning community is generous and thoughtful.” With a strong passion for fictional writing, Vatuazenj has always known that English was the subject of study that most interested him. However, after coming to Gustavus and questioning his future career plans, he decided to focus […]

Tyler Teichmiller ’24

“The professors want to get to know how you learn best as a student, and want to see you be successful both in and out of the classroom.” Having a double major in Statistics and Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science, Tyler’s education at Gustavus has revolved around the Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics […]

Ellen Dow ’25

“Dr. Maddalena Marinari pushes me to do my best work and is always there to help me succeed.” After beginning classes at Gustavus, Ellen decided to pursue a major in History due to her deep interest in the field, but was unsure of job opportunities that would be available to her. Throughout her time in […]

Mal Daniels ’24

“In every class discussion there is an emphasis on valuing the epistemic contributions of students.” Deciding on a major in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies due to the environment of the department, Mal has gotten exactly what they expected within the GWSS Department. They have greatly appreciated the atmosphere of classes within the department, which […]

Patrick Stonecipher ’24

“Personally, Gustavus and the department helped me land some very neat camera internships via Handshake.” Originally planning on a major in Biology, Patrick quickly switched his major after beginning his first film class, and is now glad that he made this choice. Since becoming an English major with an additional individualized major in Film Studies, […]

Lexi Combs ’23

“The professional relationships I have cultivated with my advisors and professors are ones that I hope to maintain throughout my career.” Lexi has always known that she enjoys reading and writing. However, she discovered her true passion for literature during her first English class that she took at Gustavus, entitled “American Women Writers”. Since then, […]