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Meet Meredith Kubic

Major: Global Cultural Studies
Expected graduation: Spring 2018
Canfield, Ohio
High school: Canfield High School
Scholarship: Vice Presidential Scholarship

What kinds of opportunities have you had through your major?

As a global cultural studies major, I have been able to take some really awesome courses. Japanese Culture with Dr. Fessler has been my favorite. After taking this class, I heard about a study abroad program called Semester at Sea. Dr. Fessler has taught with the program and he encouraged me to apply. I couldn't pass up this opportunity, and next semester I will be studying abroad!

Where could we find you hanging out on campus?

As a freshman you would most likely find me hanging out in the second floor lounge in Lawrence Hall. This year I am usually with my roommates or hanging out in Village Park.

What kinds of clubs and activities are you involved in on campus?

In my freshman year I was a member of the Campus Activities Board and Strong Women Strong Girls. As a sophomore I helped create the Pay it Forward club. Now, I'm taking a break to focus on school and friends, since I will be leaving soon for my study abroad opportunity.

How is Pittsburgh different from your hometown?

Here, there are tall buildings, pigeons, good coffee, and brown squirrels. In all seriousness, Pittsburgh and Canfield are polar opposites. There is so much opportunity and adventure in Pittsburgh that I would never be able to find in my hometown.

Pittsburgh is known for its food scene. What is your favorite place to eat?

The farmer's market in Market Square has such good options. Pierogies are my jam.

What advice would you give to incoming students?

Go exploring! Make the most of the place you're living in.

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Photo by Annalee Tomak, senior public relations and advertising major
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