Tanja Heckert

I have always felt incredibly welcome on campus. I think that was part of the reason why I decided not to go back to my old school and pursue a degree at UW-Superior instead."

Tanja Heckert is a lot like any other student on the UW-Superior campus. She’s invested in her studies as a Journalism major with a Business minor and her role as an assistant hall manager in the Ross/Hawkes Residence Halls keeps her busy outside the classroom. Yet, as an international student at UW-Superior, she’s been able to discover for herself many of the things that make being a Yellowjacket great.

Born in Berlin, Germany, Heckert studied English at Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany. An exchange program already in place enabled her to make transition to UW-Superior.

“I have always felt incredibly welcome on campus,” she said. “I think that was part of the reason why I decided not to go back to my old school and pursue a degree at UW-Superior instead. Coming from a bigger university, I really appreciated all the opportunities that UW-Superior offered. The small class sizes and the personal attention from professors is great, as well as the many ways to get involved on campus.”

As a senior on pace to graduate this spring, Heckert has been able to enjoy many of the places in Superior and the surround area that make it a special place.

“Living in Superior has been a nice change of pace,” she said. “I also really appreciate the close proximity to Lake Superior and all the beautiful state parks that surround us. Coming from a large city, I have had the chance to participate in many outdoor activities that I have never tried before.”