#PittsburghMe: Meet Isabel Hunter, Intelligence and National Security major from London Student Profile
Meet Isabel "Izzy" Hunter
- Intelligence and National Security-traditional/certificate
- May 2018
- London, England
- High School
- Cooper's High School
"My favorite professor is Gregory Rogers because he’s so down to earth. He would bend over backwards for any of his students, and he makes class more interesting with the stories he tells about his experience with the Secret Service."
Why did you choose Point Park University?
I transferred to Point Park from a school in Colorado. I came here to play soccer and to major in intelligence and national security. Not many schools have intelligence programs, so that was a key factor in my decision. The soccer program also won me over.
Describe your experience as a student athlete.
Being a student athlete is difficult, but so enjoyable. Fall semester is always particularly challenging because we are in season. Juggling school and soccer is tiring but doable with good time management skills.
Who is your favorite professor and why?
My favorite professor is Gregory Rogers because he's so down to earth. He would bend over backwards for any of his students, and he makes class more interesting with the stories he tells about his experience with the Secret Service.
What's the biggest difference between your hometown and Pittsburgh?
I grew up in London, which is a massive city compared to Pittsburgh. I would say the biggest change is the weather. England is gloomy and rains most of the time, while Pittsburgh has more seasonal changes. The people are always going to be different wherever you go, so I would say that's also been a big change for me.
List your top three places to go in the city.
South Side, Shadyside and Lawrenceville.
How has Point Park prepared you for life after graduation?
Point Park has prepared me in many ways. Most importantly, I've learned that if I want something, I have to work hard for it. I've also learned a lot about time management.
What advice would you give to incoming students?
I would say to make a great group of friends, enjoy your experience, do the best that you can in school and visit as many places as you can.
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