• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

In the northwoods…

Ely, MN is known for being a gateway to the Canadian Boundary Waters for thousands of tourists every year.  Because of its rustic location, the city has developed into an art mecca for professional and aspiring artists, as well.  As you might imagine, the most popular subject for local art is nature: trees, lakes, animals, fish, and everything else that nature entails. 

I decided to do some painting the other day, and like the artists of the region, I decided to do a painting based on the natural aspects of Ely.  Soo relaxing 🙂

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