• Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Conrado's Bio:
    Born and raised in urban Madrid, lived in rural northern California and ended up in snowy suburban Minnesota. During the school year you'll find me firmly entrenched in a routine designed to develop my Psychology research skills, and during the summer you will probably not find me at all; in my free time, I enjoy going on trekking trips in the backcountry, adventuring through recondite countries and most importantly spending time with my family.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

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

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

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

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Katelyn Gehling

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

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Let’s make some small-talk

Let’s talk about the weather. It is said this year has broken some records in terms of the most days below freezing temperature (around 60?), the coldest couple of days (about -50F with windchill) and the most snowfall in the month of February there’s been in years. A very quick google search has not entirely verified this gossip, but I do know for a fact that last time we felt warm air outside was around early October, there were a couple of days in which classes were cancelled due to the freezing temperature (it was the first time it happened since I’ve been here; reports of ~ -50F with windchill are, in fact, accurate) and there’s been A LOT of snow since Christmas until warm temperatures (now anything above freezing feels mildly warm) began to melt the snow about a week and a half ago (yes, it’s virtually April).

To a Minnesotan all of this might sound rather average, but upon hearing about Duluth weather for the first time, the rest of us tend to become overwhelmed. However, living three years here has given me the benefit of hindsight: it is not as bad as it sounds–not at all. Once it gets below 0F, you want to minimize your time outside anyways, so the extreme cold doesn’t really make a difference. The snow is the most beautiful addition to the landscape here, so it’s omnipresence is actually quite welcome. As for the constant, below-freezing temperatures, well—you just get used to those. And once you overcome these caveats, the truth is that Duluth is a gorgeous, very outdoor friendly, welcoming town! 

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