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When I was born, my parents were still in college, so it took both of them a little longer to complete college, but I was able to see the work he [her father] did and I guess that inspired me.
Katherine is a double major in mathematics and civil engineering and has a family legacy of UAA graduates. Both of Sakeagak's parents graduated from UAA, her father with a B.S. in civil engineering and her mother with a B.B.A. in management and a minor in economics. She was inspired by seeing her parents work toward their degrees when she was younger.
Now that I'm at UAA, I've got involved in the plasma physics lab and will probably now go for a doctorate in plasma physics.
An electrical engineering and mathematics double major, and physics and mechanical engineering double minor, Henrique Miller has had a lifelong love of learning. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Miller and his mother immigrated to the United States, moving to Alaska when he was 3 years old. He grew up in Talkeetna and discovered his love of physics in high school. He's been involved in UAA's Honors College and impressive undergraduate research in plasma physics.
I feel like I represent UAA fairly well because we've got a lot of nontraditional students who are older like me and don't live on campus and are returning to get our degrees after taking some time off.
Rose came back to Alaska after some time away from her studies and chose UAA because of the affordability and open access, which quickly enabled her to focus on her academic goals. At UAA, she realized the importance of getting involved on campus. She immersed herself in student government and other student leadership roles. Rose now plans to pursue a Master’s degree while continuing her passion for languages by teaching English in Germany.
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