Name: Lauren Himmelreich
Programs completed at APU: Marine Biology(BS)
Project Title: Distribution and Description of Marine Mammal Sightings During Construction Activities in Knik Arm, Cook Inlet, Alaska in Spring 2016.
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Favorite Classes at APU: Marine Mammals, Intro to GIS, Introduction to Scientific Diving, Mythology and Folklore, World Religions, and Oceanography.
What will you miss about APU? I will definitely miss the people the most. My professors, my friends/roommates, and the staff members I worked with on a regular basis provided an unbelievable amount of support and encouragement.
What is going to be your next adventure post-APU? After taking long walks on the beach and sipping margaritas, the next step for me is applying to Graduate Schools for the fall.
Any words of wisdom for students working on completing their degrees? Experience is just as valuable as education. Take advantage of the opportunities that APU gives you. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, take advantage of all the free food, don’t be ashamed to spend some alone time with Netflix, and if no one is there to see you cry, it doesn’t count.