• 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!

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Jin Baek

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

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Katelyn Gehling

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

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Jason Chavez

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

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

Las Esmeraldas

My class and I went on our second field experience trip this past weekend to the Esmeraldas province of Ecuador. Due to its coastal location, it has that warm, subtropical climate that I originally thought would be all of Ecuador. It’s a beautiful area full of Afro-Ecuadorian culture, and luckily we got to spend 3 days soaking it all in. The purpose of the trip was to explore the deforestation of the mangroves through activities like hunting for shellfish, treading through dense mazes of mangroves, and some interesting chats with the locals. It was all very revealing and I learned about a very different way of life. And I must say, I really enjoyed the shellfish hunt. It was a very long and dirty process that involved shoving my entire arm down many mysterious, muddy holes during the low tide while being surrounded by bugs and mangrove roots. The community of the town we stayed in, Olmedo, were all extremely friendly and I have never seen so many curious kids running around. I swear I heard, “hola!” a thousand times.

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