Katherine G.

Tour Guide at The University of Tampa

Class of 2024

Hometown: SAN RAFAEL, CA

Major: Marine Science - Biology

Minor: Dance

Favorite Tampa class/professor...

My first semester, I took Introduction to Sociology with Professor Morris, and not only did I learn a lot about Sociology, but I discovered a new passion for the subject. Professor Morris did a great job of making online classes engaging and was always accessible when I had questions. She made a point to be available for her students, and communicated the information in a way that was easy to retain. Even though I’m not a Sociology major, I loved her class so much that I plan on exploring more of what the field has to offer!

I chose Tampa because...

I chose Tampa for several reasons, but one of the things that stood to me was that the professors really cared about the students. The sizes were big enough for a wide range of thought, but small enough that students and professors could build a relationship. Tampa also provides students with many opportunities for learning experiences like internships outside of the campus. The downtown area has a wide array of internship opportunities for majors from Business to Marine Science, and students can also work with professors on their research.

My favorite spots in Tampa are...

My favorite restaurant near Tampa is a hidden gem called Acapulco Taqueria, a small hole-in-the-wall taco place. I also love Armature Works, which is conveniently located just down the Riverwalk and boasts a wide variety of amazing food. Clearwater beach, Plant Park, and the Riverwalk are all beautiful places to hang with friends in Tampa’s gorgeous sunny weather.

A few of my life goals are...

After I get my degrees in Marine Science - Biology and Dance, I want to work with animals at a rehabilitation center, and eventually as a science teacher. I’d also like to teach ballet to younger kids, and work in different environments around the world.

I'm passionate about...

Ballet Teaching at nature camp Animals Diversity Environment Dance

I'm involved with...

The Honors Program Paws for a Cause ELITE Environmental Sustainability Dance Dance Happening scuba and snorkel club Diversity and Inclusive Equity Committee
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