• Brandon Torres

    Brandon Torres

    Class of 2014
    Howard Lake, MN
    Psychology (OT intended)

    Brandon's Bio:
    My major is on the left, but it’s taken me six major changes, two minor changes and three graduate-track changes to get there. I’m from a small farming town west of the Twin Cities and came to Duluth for the city and stayed for the school. I work at the Burns Wellness Center at the front desk and have pretty much the best job in the world. I like to take any opportunity thrown at me, and since coming here I’ve been thrown plenty. Life’s an adventure, and so is CSS!

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jin Baek

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

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    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

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Jason Chavez

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

Skål, Danmark!

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What you see above is what re-uniting after 30 years looks like. Today we made it to Ålborg to see where my beloved mother lived when she was my age, we even visited the same bakery she would go to when she was a student. It was just the way she’d left it. Additionally, Austin got his first taste of Denmark and its pastries. He was shocked at how they met the hype my mum and I spoke of. When we got to Klarup my mum was instantly greeted by the woman that played such an important role in her life. The tears she spewed stemmed from the years she hadn’t seen this fantastic family. Immediately after, her husband met the same warm greeting from my mum. We proceeded to have coffee and admired the falling snow outside, frosting the earth and trees in a stunning blanket of fluffy white. After traditional Danish lunch and dinner and the arrival of the rest of the family, it was time to proceed with tradition by decorating the Christmas tree on the 23rd. As I adorned the evergreen with ornaments, we came across not only ones identical to those on our tree at home, but ones that we had sent over through the years. The tree was only complete after adding their favourite bird to the top branch. My brother and I then took their dog Breze on a walk through the fluffy, opaline coated village before desert. The night ended with jokes, laughs, stories, and politics before finally turning in for the night. I think my brother is finally understanding exactly why my mother and I have come to love this family so much.
Skål!

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