‘Featured Student’ Category

Featured Education major bios.

Kayla Traetow ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am from Sherburn, MN small town 15 miles north of the Iowa border. My parents names are Judy and David. I have two siblings- a sister Danielle and a brother Jon. My sister has three wonderful boys who I am proud to be there aunt. I have two […]

Elizabeth Anderson ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Elizabeth Anderson and I am a senior at Gustavus. I am originally from St. Peter and graduated from St. Peter High School in 2011. Growing up I was involved in swimming, speech, choir, band and 4-H. I also grew up on a seed corn farm just […]

Megan Allen ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am from Duluth, MN. I love to read, Nordic ski, hike, and spend time with my family outdoors “up north”. Why did you choose Education? I chose teaching because I want a job that will allow me to make a difference in the lives of others. I come from […]

Nicole Schwarz ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Nicole Schwarz and I am a Social Studies Teaching and History double major. I am originally from Andover, MN, where I have lived my entire life before coming to Gustavus. Growing up, I lived with both of my parents, my brothers Matt & Ben, and my […]

Carly Klass ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I love to be outside doing just about anything. I enjoy running, hiking, playing softball and tennis.  I have one older sister that graduated from Gustavus and my mom and dad.  I graduated from Richfield, MN Why did you choose Education? My mom has been a 4th grade teacher for […]

Hillary Sabourin ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. I am an only child. I love languages! So I guess learning languages is a hobby of mine. I am a gymnast here at Gustavus. I am a french tutor here at Gustavus. I am also part of the Pan-Afrikan Student Organisation, and […]

Xiong Yang ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am currently a senior with an Art Education major.  I was born in Thailand and moved to the US in 2005. Now I live in Saint Paul, MN. Marking arts and working with young adolescents are my top two favorite things to do. Besides that, I also enjoy […]

Leah Johnson ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I grew up in Chanhassen, MN and have a younger sister, Laura, who is also here at Gustavus! My favorite thing to do with my family is to hike and camp in our National Parks where I found my love for the outdoors. I also play on the hockey […]

Casey Dowling ’14

Position: Publicity, SEA Hometown: Ely, MN I am from Ely, MN and am a Junior Elementary Education Major. I love being part of SEA because the people are wonderful and we do really beneficial activities. We have had principal panels, speakers, and also just fun social events. SEA is a great way to get involved and […]

Alicia Ryman ’14

Position: Secretary, SEA Hometown: Hastings, MN I am a Junior Elementary Education major from Hastings, MN. I feel lucky to call Gustavus my other home, where I enjoy getting involved, hanging with friends, and, of course, going to class. One of the organizations that I have enjoyed being part of during my time at Gustavus is […]