Hey there, my name is Cassie. I’m from the glorious Southeast, in a rainy but beautiful place called Haines. My major is Natural Resource Management, and English 200x is required but I’m also looking forward to the things I’ll learn that will benefit my continued education. After all, speaking/writing eloquently and also knowing what you’re talking about is an invaluable and sadly absent skill in the professional world.
I’m in NRM because I love the outdoors; the Alaskan wilderness was my mentor. I lived for 18 years in a dry cabin in the woods, nestled between the Takshanuk mountains and the Chilkat river, and you just can’t get bored out there. And so I want to give something back.
I’m a Junior at UAF and the more time I spend in Alaska, The more I love it and also conversely need to leave. When you spend your entire life in a very unique culture, such as Alaska, it becomes inevitable that you will want to learn more. I’ve become increasingly interested in abroad studies, and have been looking at the study abroad or semester at sea options here at UAF, but before I jump aboard a plane or boat I want to be prepared to not let the knowledge go to waste. That’s why with a course like world literature, although it is a necessity to my major and the education I will undoubtedly use in my career in Alaska, hopefully I can also use it to broaden my personal cultural boundaries. And I hope the same for all of you!
Have a great Semester!