“Take advantage of the opportunity to get your general education credits finished before you transfer. I also recommend getting your associate’s degree while at UWFox.”
Hometown: Webster, New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley High School
Current program: Computer Science
Why did you choose UWFox?
My father lives here, so I wanted to go to school in Wisconsin. I applied to UW-Madison and they suggested I go into the Connections Program, which means I’m dual enrolled at Madison and UWFox. I chose the UWFox campus because it’s close to home.
Outside of being a college student, what takes up your free time?
I’m involved in the FoxBytes computer club on campus, where we do a lot of fun projects. I’ve also picked up some basic wood and metal working that I do on my own time.
What is your favorite class and why?
I like computers, so my computer science classes tend to be my favorites—I have particularly liked learning new programming languages. I also enjoy classes with lecturer Doug Fowler from the physics department. His enthusiasm and his teaching style really resonate with me.
What do you plan to do after UWFox?
I’m going to transfer to Madison and then go into some sort of computer-related field. I’m interested in information technology and programming especially. There are so many options available with a background in computer science, so it’s exciting to think about the range of possibilities.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UWFox students?
Take advantage of the opportunity to get your general education credits finished before you transfer. I also recommend getting your associate’s degree while at UWFox.
What is one thing no UWFox student should miss?
The clubs. Find a club that fits with what you’re passionate about and take the opportunity to meet other people with the same interests and learn from and with them. Even though it’s a smaller campus, there are still plenty of clubs for lot of different interests.