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Tina Klotz

Amy Knuth

"I find I have a lot to contribute to younger students, and they ask me for my viewpoint."

Age: 38

Hometown:  Racine

Current residence: Menasha

When attended UWFox: Fall 2006 to Fall 2008

Background before UWFox

A.A.S. Degree - Nursing– Gateway Technical College

Why UWFox?

Klotz currently works as a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital but is redirecting her interests into a career in wildlife biology and ecology. Klotz enrolled at UWFox once her son reached school age, and is in the midst of courses in zoology, environmental geology and public speaking. She explained one of the most remarkable parts about attending UWFox is that “I am able to walk down the hall and see a professor I had three semesters ago and that professor knows my name. I am not a number here.”

Her chosen major and plans after graduation from UWFox

With a major in Wildlife Ecology Information and Education, Klotz will complete her general coursework at UWFox and then transfer to UW-Stevens Point to earn her bachelor’s degree.

What do you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

I have met so many interesting people and amazing professors. It has opened my mind to more perspectives and wider horizons. I find I have a lot to contribute to younger students, and they ask me for my viewpoint. I find that I tend to sit towards the front of classroom, which is very different from when I was younger. I want to hear everything and absorb it all!

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