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Kayla Bowyer '20

Environmental Science and Biology major

I may be a little biased, but the easily accessible Nature Center is not something I would expect to find anywhere else. It is an amazing resource.

Major

Environmental Science and Biology

Hometown

Rogers, Ohio

Why Mount?

Both my parents are alumni who transferred into Mount. It also had environmental science as a major and it was closer to home than my original college which was important to me. I also found out I had received two scholarships practically the day before I went to orientation and started classes.

Living Off Campus

While I don’t necessarily consider Mount a second home because I commute, it does feel like a safe place to be because of where it is and the people that go here. It still feels very much like a college. I am expected to be an adult and treated like one, which is very empowering. Even though I have not lived on campus, I have found the students and professors to be really welcoming.

Environmental Science at Mount Union

I may be a little biased, but the easily accessible Nature Center is not something I would expect to find anywhere else. It is an amazing resource. I’ve had multiple hands on experiences through my labs and I was able to work at the Nature Center this past summer. My favorite environmental science experience I’ve had would be a tie between working at the Nature Center where I was able to get hands on experience in my field and the trip to Stone Lab for aquatic ecology, where I got to receive hands on experience in aquatic research.

Exceptional Professors

Being a transfer student can be hard, but my professors and advisor made the transfer process very smooth. Dr. Wu has been a big influence on my path. She has been extremely welcoming, especially being a transfer student and a commuter.