• James Arroyo Roppo

    James Arroyo Roppo

    Class of 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Language / International Studies

    James's Bio:
    This will be more autobiographical than anything...I enjoy music, the outdoors, people, Magic the Gathering, skateboarding, video games, independent movies, Twizzlers, NutRageous, languages (romantic languages, Germanic, Asiatic, Nordic) and general relaxation techniques such as yoga, breathing and sleeping. I'm pretty into meeting new people too sooooo lets play some video games sometime.

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laura Salazar

    Bogot√°, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Graduate school

Some of you might be thinking of grad school already. Congratulations! You’re ahead of the pack. I have been thinking about graduate school in one form or another since middle school, I used to crave a marine biology degree, and before then I wanted to be the worlds pre-eminent Egyptologist. Now, I am aiming to go to the Monterey Institute of International Studies and hopefully get a degree in translation/interpretation. Language has always been a huge interest for me, I took 2 years of Japanese in middle school, and have taken Spanish ever since then – the reason being that I feel jealous when I can’t participate in a conversation in other languages. I guess thats an awful reason, but it really drives me to learn new things about different languages. I can say a few things in around 8 languages, like:

kaifa haluk (whats up in Arabic)

Tshakur ederem (thank you in Turkish)

Iotenki desune? (the weather is nice today, isnt it? in Japanese)

Je suis le merde (I am the sh*t in French)

wanagii orodnee,  nabad barinee, mareykan waa laga soo waayay (Remember us fleeing, searching for peace? In America none was found in Somali)

Kok chong maseyo (dont worry about it [in a respectful way, said to an elder] in Korean)

Ich liebe dich (German for I love you!)

I know a bit more in each language, but I can only really express myself in English, and Spanish to a certain extent. Wish me luck in my studies!

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