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Superior, WI 54880

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Meet Mara

Mara, Senior at UWS from Minneapolis, MN

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a Marine Biologist and incorporate underwater photography into my job.

Why did you choose UW-Superior?

I choose UWS because of the small campus size. I came from a high school graduating class of over 700 people, so there wasn't very much student-teacher attention.

What's so great about UWS?

I love the shooting range.

How are the classes and what about the Liberal Arts Education?

The classes are great and the Liberal Arts component gives me the opportunity for learning outside of the classroom.

Tell us about a recent adventure!

While at UWS, I was fortunate to receive a Benjamin Gilman Scholarship and spent spring 2012 at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. It was the most amazing experience of my life! To find out more about my experience, you can read my blog at http://www.uwsuper.edu/studyaway/study-away-blogs.cfm

How did you adjust to your new setting in Fiji?

Well, to be honest, I was a little homesick at the beginning, but I soon made a lot of friends and was kept very busy with activities. I also had a chance to study hands-on in my Marine Biology courses which brought me to marine parks on uninhabited islands to study the coral reefs. I had such a marvelous time and learned so much!

When you're not in class, where would we most likely find you?

You'd find me either at work or in my room.

Favorite college classes?

My favorite classes so far have been First Nation Studies and my Marine Biology course in Fiji.

Where would you prefer to live? Res Hall/Off-Campus?

I think living in the Residence Halls is a fantastic experience that everyone should try, but I currently live off-campus.

Favorite winter activity?

 Making snow angels in the parking lot.

You have a choice - free tickets to the Super Bowl/ NASCAR races/ or a Broadway show. Which do you take?

Hmm… I think I'd take the Broadway show tickets and take my mom!


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