• 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!

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science



Today I had to do some clothes shopping for my field experience class.  I thought I would have no problem finding some nice dress clothes to work in the classrooms in.  Well…it didn’t go quite as smoothly as I hoped.  Do you ever experience that feeling when you walk into stores and just automatically know you’re not going to find anything?  I had that!  haha.  I tried on tons of sweaters, dress pants, frilly blouses, and I had an excuse for why I didn’t like each thing. 

“Mmmm…too big.”

“Mmmm…too tight.”

“Don’t like the color.”

“Don’t like the style.”

“Doesn’t do anything for me.”

“Can’t wear this into the classroom!”

“Why does it bulge there?  I don’t like that.”

“Who would ever think to design this?!”

“What is with this zipper?”

“Why would you try to sell something missing 3 buttons?”

“This pattern looks ridiculous!”

I guess that’s how it goes for most girls.  However, let me just say that sometimes….I REALLY wish I was a guy.  I love how they can walk into stores, pull things off the rack, look at the size and price, and say “Okay, I’m good.  Let’s go.”  You lucky, lucky boys. SO JEALOUS!

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