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MN Territories:
Northwest MN
Northern half of the 553 Zip Code region
Saint Paul Southern Suburbs

Other State Territories:
DE, DC, KY, MD, MO, NJ, NY, ND, OH, PA, SD, VA, WV

High school attended: Crookston High School, Crookston MN.

Degree: B.A. Political Science

Favorite college activity: Working in the student center and participating in student government. I got to meet amazing people every day and I was able to be part of many things happening on campus. I also loved being involved in the Political Science Department Club and I was able to meet Former President Bill Clinton!

Interesting fact: I grew up on a farm outside of Crookston Minnesota, which is about 4.5 hours away from St. Paul. The farm has been a part of my family for generations. It is almost as old as the state of Minnesota. My great-great grandfather bought the land from James J. Hill's railroad company.

Why I love Hamline: For me, Hamline is the perfect blend of big and small. You get to be in a small, educational community, where the professors know you by name and legitimately care about your education, but also are able to be a part of a large metropolitan area. Although you are only minutes away from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, the campus is tucked away in a nice quiet neighborhood. Another amazing thing about Hamline, is how connected our professors are to others in their fields. You will not only form connections to people here at Hamline, but also to people and employers all over the world. That is the Hamline advantage.