Katherine G.

Tour Guide at The University of Tampa


Class of 2024

Hometown: SAN RAFAEL, CA

Major: Marine Science - Biology

Minor: Dance

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 place to eat in Tampa is 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.

Favorite Tampa class/professor...

My first semester, I took Introduction to Sociology with Dr. Holway, and not only did I learn a lot about Sociology, but I discovered a new passion for the subject and even added a Sociology minor! Professor Holway 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'm passionate about...

Ballet Animals Diversity Environment Dance

I'm involved with...

Environmental Protection Coalition Asian and Pacific Islander Association The Honors Program ELITE Dance
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