For many college students, achieving a Bachelor’s Degree is the main goal while enrolled. Kristin Brown has her bar set much higher. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she came to Juneau not only to acquire her Bachelor’s in Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Southeast, but is currently in pursuit of her Master’s in Fisheries and Ocean Science, spending time doing dolphin research around the world as part of her thesis work. She also finds time to serve as President of the Student Alumni Association. After earning her Master’s Degree, she is setting her sights on a PhD. Her complete dedication and ambition are inspiring, as is her appreciation for those that helped her get this far.
“Scholarships truly motivated me to work hard in my classes and for my degree because someone gave me the chance to do so, a chance that I might not have otherwise had. I think scholarships also pushed me to believe in myself because I am a first generation college student coming from a low-income family. To the donors who make such opportunities possible, Kristin would like to say a heartfelt thank you.
“I would not be where I am today, holding my Bachelor’s Degree, without those generous donors.”
Story courtesy of UAS