• Zach Friederichs

    Zach Friederichs

    Class of 2015
    Paynesville, MN
    Global, Cultural and Language Studies, Pre-Physician Assistant

    Zach's Bio:
    I am a Senior Global, Cultural and Language Studies major, with a Spanish minor. I am also taking the prerequisites for PA school, which I plan to attend after undergrad. Due to my diverse area of study I usually have to spend quite a bit of time studying, but after hitting the books I can always find something to do here at CSS. You can usually find me hanging out at the rock wall in the BWC but as soon as the snow hits I take every chance I can to get out to Spirit Mountain. I’m enjoying life now and I’m excited to see what CSS has for me in the future!

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Katelyn Gehling

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

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jason Chavez

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

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Imbabura

My class and I went on our last field trip of the semester this past weekend to an Andean province just 2.5 hours north of Quito called Imbabura. While there, we each had the privilege of staying with an indigenous family in the Cotacachi county and participating in their community activities. It was a very interesting and revealing experience; we helped by doing farm chores during day like weeding and cultivating crops and learned so much through our dinner conversations at night. They are all a very friendly and open community and almost everything appeared to be shared. I was most impressed at how they all participated in the up-keeping of the community’s infrastructure – they all helped in their own ways by rebuilding houses, repairing streets or trimming the grass and trees at the municipal soccer field. We also got to spend a few hours at one of the largest artisan markets that I’ve ever seen called El Mercado Otavalo, where I got to test my bargaining skills with the vendors. Unfortunately my two other roommates and myself got sick the last day so we missed out on a bit of the family activities. But on the fortunate side I did manage to snap some pictures (they’re not the best – I snapped them as I walked away toward the bus feeling too terrible to care, there’s even one of us lying sick in the grass).

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