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Matt Berger

Matt Berger

“When I was a student at UWFox in 2008 I was part of a study abroad class that went to China and visited Shanghai, Beijing, and the Great Wall of China.”

Age: 22

Hometown: Neenah, WI

Current residence: Neenah, WI

When attended UWFox: Fall, 2007 - May, 2009; transferred to Ripon College and earned a with a bachelor’s degree, then returned to UWFox in Fall, 2011.

Background before UWFox

I graduated from Neenah HS in 2007. I held a variety of jobs including positions at two different local pet stores for a number of years because I was extremely interested in marine biology.  When I was a student at UWFox in 2008 I was part of a study abroad class that went to China and visited Shanghai, Beijing, and the Great Wall of China.   In summer, 2010 I went to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and studied the ecology of the boreal forest and reforestation patterns.  In summer, 2011 I went to the San Juan Islands off of Washington state and studied the behavior of Orca whales.

Why did you choose UWFox?

As a freshman I came to UWFox because it was close to my home and inexpensive.  I was also very familiar with the campus because my mother is a professor at UWFox. After completing two years at UWFox, I transferred to Ripon College where I got my B.S. in Biology.  During my senior year at Ripon College I decided against pursuing graduate work in marine biology and chose to pursue a career as a pharmacist instead.  However, I didn’t have all the prerequisite courses for pharmacy school so I came back to UWFox to pick up the missing courses.

Have you chosen a major?

Biology, Pre-Pharmacy    

What are your career plans after UWFox?

I plan to attend a pharmacy school and obtain a PharmD (doctor of pharmacy) degree.

 

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