Archive for July, 2017

Rachel Belvedere ’20, Environmental Studies

Environmental science has been part of Rachel Belvedere’s life since long before college. When she was growing up, her parents instilled in her the need to “be conscious of the environment” through recycling and other household actions. Additionally, her environmental conscientiousness has been influenced by her brother, who is currently studying geology and environmental studies […]

Hayley Lhotka ‘19, Chemistry

Hayley Lhotka sees science as learning about how the world was made and how intricate everything is. She firmly believes that “everything made is God’s creation”, and she sees the world as magnificent and working together perfectly. Hayley is incredibly interested in understanding how the world works through science. She hopes to go to graduate […]

Jonathan Gale ’17, Biology

Jonathan Gale has been surrounded by the sciences since his childhood. His mom is a physician, so Jon has always felt motivated by her to ask questions and think scientifically. “In high school she’d always encourage me to take science elective courses,” he says, “like anatomy and animal kingdom.” Additionally, his father received a teaching […]

Shelby Klomp ’20, Physics

Shelby Klomp is a sophomore physics major at Gustavus. She first became interested in math and science in middle school, when she had a great teacher who taught both art and math. From there, Shelby found herself continually drawn to math and science, saying “I was successful in it and I liked it”. Physics seemed […]

Cara Christiansen ’17, Computer Science

Cara Christiansen is a senior at Gustavus. She is studying computer science and involved in Christian organizations on campus, as well as deeply rooted in her own faith. Cara describes herself as a very concrete individual, saying “I’m a thinker, very analytical”. Because of this, one of her most pronounced strengths is individualization. Cara identifies […]