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November 23, 2022

Student Spotlight

Patrick O'Brien

Environmental science major Patrick working on an experiement in the greenhouse.
Blairstown, N.J.., native Patrick O'Brien is an Environmental Sciene/Geography major at Kutztown University. He plans to graduate in May 2023.

Why did you choose KU?

I chose KU because of the welcoming campus environment established by the students and professors here that made me feel comfortable and excited to start college.

What are you involved with on Campus (clubs/organizations)? 

On campus I was a facilitator with New Student Orientation.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because I have always liked science, and environmental science felt like the perfect choice for me. With environmental science, there is always so much more to learn than you can imagine. 

What goals do you have for your major?

The goals that I have for my major are to continue school, get a job that I love, and one day publish research studies of my own.

How has KU helped you achieve/start to achieve these goals?

KU has helped me achieve and start these goals through my amazing professors that have always helped and worked with me.

What advice would you give incoming students?

The advice that I have for incoming students is to choose a major that you love, get involved on campus, and to step outside of your comfort zone.

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