Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our Spring and Summer 2016 CFANS Grant Recipients!

Go Global Grant Recipients

abbeyGG

Abbey Breeding
Year: Freshmen
Major: Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management
Minor: Applied Economics
Program: Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
What excites you the most about studying abroad? “Learning about the ways in which Iceland manages natural resources and seeing the country.”
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten? “Frog legs.”
What is your most memorable travel experience? “I travelled to Switzerland with my family to visit somewhat distant relative.”

AustinGGAustin Abbott
Year: Junior
Major: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Minor: Marine Biology

Program: Bahamas: Tropical Marine Biology and Shark Ecology
What excites you the most about studying abroad? “Gaining more experience in my minor.”
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten? “Ostrich.”
What is your most memorable travel experience? “Rock climbing in the Grand Canyon.”

International Learning and Go Global Grant Recipients

RiaGrant

Ria Sari
Year: Senior
Major: Animal Science
Program: Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation
What excites you the most about studying abroad? “Seeing the rainforest.”
Do you use umbrellas? "Never!"
What is your most memorable travel moment or experience? “Going to Guatemala on a volunteer trip and doing spays and neuters.”

EllieGrant

Ellie Bauer
Year: Junior
Major: Nutrition
Minor: Applied Economics
Program: Italy: Sustainable Food Systems of Italy
What excites you the most about studying abroad? “I’m excited to learn about other countries’ food systems. I love learning about America’s and can’t wait to see new ideas.”
What is one fun fact about yourself? “My favorite animal is a pig.”
What is your most memorable travel experience? “The first time I flew and travelled by myself I went to a ball at the Naval Academy. It was fun to be so independent.”

  

     

   

KatieGrant

Katie Raeker
Year: Freshman
Major: Animal science
Program: Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation
What excites you the most about studying abroad? “I am most excited to go scuba diving in the beautiful coral reefs.”
What is your favorite mode of transportation? “Horseback riding.”
What is your most memorable travel experience? “Every family road trip takes an unexpected detour to a random tourist attraction – so far we have seen the world’s largest banjo, turkey, ball of twine, and more!”

JenniferGrant

Jennifer Warner
Year: Freshman
Major: Animal science
Program: Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation
What excites you the most about studying abroad? “I’m excited to go to a place I have never been before to go snorkeling.”
How many keys do you have on your key ring? “Four.”
What is your most memorable travel experience?
 “In middle school I went to Costa Rica with a few of my classmates. When we were exploring we found an ice cream shop and I had a cactus flavored ice cream – it was actually tasty!”

LiliGrant

Lili Furr
Year: Junior
Major: Animal science
Program: Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation
What excites you the most about studying abroad? “Scuba diving and helping out animals for a month!”
Do you use umbrellas? “No.”
What is your most memorable travel experience?
 “A sea turtle rehabilitation center in the Florida.”

ClasrissaGrant

Clarissa Kraft
Year: Freshman
Major: Food Science and Spanish Studies
Program: Italy: Sustainable Food Systems of Italy
What excites you most about studying abroad? “Traveling to Europe for my first time, learning some Italian, and eating good food!”
Do you use umbrellas? “Yes, but I usually forget one.”
What is your most memorable travel moment or experience? “Going on a cruise with my entire family and exploring the Caribbean.”


  

Go Global and Diversity Grant Recipient

JennaGrant

Jenna Frank 
Year: Sophomore
Major: Animal science with an emphasis in pre-vet and a minor in marine biology
Program: Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation
What excites you most about studying abroad? “Hands on experience working with animals.”
What is one fun fact about yourself? “I am a synchronized swimmer.”
What is your most memorable travel moment or experience? “Hiking to the top of Harney Peak in South Dakota or spending a week in Florida researching sharks and stingrays.”

International Learning Grant Recipients

KendraGrant

Kendra Sommerfeld
Year: Junior
Major: Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Program: Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
What excites you most about studying abroad? “The landscapes of Iceland.”
Do you like rainy days or snowy winter days more? “Rainy days 100% over winter days.”
What is your most memorable travel moment or experience? “Costa Rica and seeing the rainforest.”

  

ClaireGrant

Claire Cheasick 
Year: Freshman
Major: Animal Science with an emphasis in pre-vet
Program: Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife and Medicine and Conservation
What excites you most about studying abroad? “An experience away from home in a new place while working with animals.”
What is your favorite animal? “Australian Shepherd dog or an owl.”
What is your most memorable travel moment or experience? “My most memorable travel experience was probably swimming with manatees in Florida in the Crystal River.”

PaigeGrant

Paige Palomaki 
Year: Freshman
Major: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation biology with a minor in Spanish Studies
Program: Peru: An Environmental Field Study
What excites you most about studying abroad? “I’m excited to be able to conduct research in the Amazon and also to be able to experience the Incan culture in Machu Picchu.”
What is one fun fact about yourself? “I used to own a pet degus.”
What is your most memorable travel moment or experience? “Experiencing Semana Santa with my Spanish host family while I was there for a high school trip!”



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Julia Schroek
Year: Freshman
Major: Animal Science
Program: CFANS Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine & Conservation
What excites you most about studying abroad? I am most excited to explore vet medicine in another country and to try diving for the first time
Do you like rainy days or snowy winter days more? Snowy days.
What is your most memorable travel moment or experience? Horseback riding up a volcano.


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