Major: Economics and Political Science
Passions and Interests: Baseball and being active outside
Outdoor Moments: Grew up in northern Minnesota and spent many summers in the Boundary Waters and in Ely, MN.
Something Notable: " If you do not know where you are going, you might just wind up someplace else."-Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra
Fun Facts: Master Pterodactyl caller and loves bratwursts
Strengths: Restorative, Ideation, Futuristic, Individualization and Relator
Major: History and Education
Passions and Interests: Baseball, Listening to music, eating at the caf
Outdoor Moments: I've been camping a couple times, like to hiking and biking, been on an immersion trip.
Something Notable: "If ya ain't first, you're last" - Ricky Bobby
Fun Facts: I prefer to do my farming on an Xbox, I play Baseball, I can drive a fork truck
Strengths: Competition, Context, Adaptability, Deliberative, Maximize
Major: Communication Studies, Philosophy, Music
Passions and Interests: Organ, reading for fun, and traveling!
Outdoor Moments: I am the daughter of a true outdoors-man that has taught me to enjoy fishing, biking, hiking, and canoeing. I have spent two summers being a certified backpack guide for the National Forest Service at Christikon Lutheran camp located in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in southcentral Montana. My favorite places are being "up North at the Lake" in Minnesota and I love trips to the BWCA.
Something Notable: "Harbor curiosity for what you do not know, humility in what you do, and live having a joy for life."
Fun Facts: I went to Tanzania with 3 other Immersion guides last J-term and am the youngest child in my family by 9+ years
Strengths: Input, Learner, Connectedness, Context, and Intellection
Major: Environmental Studies minoring in Anthropology and German
Passions and Interests: Exploring the surrounding Driftless Region of Decorah
Outdoor Moments: Countless camping escapades from her backyard to the West Coast
Fun Facts: One of her favorite things about Luther College is the professors here, she could live off strawberries for the rest of her life and she is a guinea pig and sock enthusiast
Strengths: Adaptability, Developer, Empathy, Positivity and Input
Major: Political Science
Passions and Interests: Girl Scouts, Camp, singing in Cathedral, playing trombone, FOCUS, and knitting
Outdoor Moments: Background in working at Girl Scout camps for 12 years as a camper, staff member and volunteer
Something Notable: Words of Dead Poets Society's Professor Keating:"Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary."
Fun Facts: Level 1 Archery Certified, working for Sustainability on campus
Strengths: Input, Learner, Woo, Belief, Learner and Positivity
Major: Biology (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Passions and Interests: Member of Luther's Swim Team, loves any kind of water recreation, traveling
Outdoor Moments: I am a total National Park geek! Many of my favorite childhood memories are from trips that have occurred in the beautiful scenery of our country's National Park System.
Something Notable: "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." -Frank Tyger Immersion allows for both freedom and happiness to be accomplished!
Fun Facts: My birthday is in April and if you rearrange April it spells my name. Just a crazy coincidence!
Strengths: Learner, Responsibility, Discipline, Analytical, and Relator
Major: Biology and Anthropology
Passions and Interests: Art stuff, Marvel, and of course the Great Outdoors. Canoeing, hiking, photography, vista-peeing. Really anything involving coniferous trees, fresh air, and friends
Outdoor moments: I work at a canoe base in Grand Marais, Minnesota during the summer. The coolest moments of this past summer were staying up to watch the Aurora Borealis and the Milky Way over the lake.
Something notable: “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” –Henry David Thoreau
Fun Facts: Tree hugger, neature pun master, and sticker addict
Strengths: Intellection, Learner, Connectedness, Input, Developer
Major: International Studies, minor in Women and Gender Studies
Passions and Interests: Social justice, politics, skiing, getting outside!
Outdoor Moments: Spent lots of time in northern Minnesota, several trips to the Boundary Waters, love going to the mountains to camp in the summer or ski in the winter. I will never turn down a chance to stargaze.
Something Notable: Fake it ‘till ya make it!
Fun Facts: I’ve been to 36 states and 5 countries besides the US.
Strengths: Adaptability, Includer, Positivity, Restorative, Analytical
Major: Philosophy and Environmental Science
Passions and Interests: Learning about the true nature of the world around us.
Outdoor Moments: Once made a shack out of sticks in Mom's garden. Occasional mountain climber & cave explorer.
Something Notable: "I'm competitive, and I love to create challenges for myself. Maybe that's not always a good thing. It can make life complicated."- Donald J. Trump
Fun Facts: Feet are different sizes and once interviewed Cornel West outside of a sandwich shop.
Strengths: Restorative, Learner, Focus, Context, Significance.
Major: Environmental Policy
Passions and Interests: I love hiking, biking, skiing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and anything that will allow me to adventure and explore! I am also very passionate about inspiring others to believe in themselves and their abilities! Other interests include Tuesday Night Discipleship (a bible study), baking, singing, and bell ringing!
Outdoor Moments: I grew up attending nature camps at Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester Minnesota and I was hooked! Since then I have been on many adventures throughout the United States including the Appalachain Trail, the Boundary Waters, and the Cascade Mountains in Washington to name a few. I also am currently doing a semester abroad in New Zealand and I am having many "outdoor moments" here!
Something Notable: "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." -John Muir
Fun Facts: I have two fake teeth! Who knew?!
Strengths: Belief, Includer, Maximizer, Ideation, Positivity
Passions and Interests: Art stuff, Marvel, and of course the Great Outdoors
Outdoor moments: Grew up camping/hiking often. Kayaking, canoeing, caving, you name it; if it's outdoors I probably love it.
Something notable: "To live will be an awfully big adventure." -Peter Pan
Fun Facts: I met the lead Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips and talked to him about rainbows for 30 seconds.
Strengths: Adaptability, Ideation, Input, Intellection, Command
Major: Envionmental Studies
Passions and Interests: Running, reading, and laughing
Outdoor Moments: Hunting and fishing with my dad in the woods and at a lake near our house. Camping in rural Tanzania where the sky is clear and the stars shine brightly
Something Notable: “Today, give all the you have, for what you keep inside, you lose forever.” Owen Marecic
Fun Facts: Marathon runner, cooking fanatic, and lover of laughs
Strengths: Positivity, Adaptibility, Intellectual, Input, Responsibility
Major: Music Education
Passions and Interests: Ultimate Frisbee, long-boarding, downhill skiing, and electronic music
Outdoor Moments: Hiking through the Red Woods of Northern California during a month long road trip with friends.
Something Notable: "Only a person who risks is free" - William Arthur Ward
Fun Facts: I failed gym at the college level.
Strengths: Relator, Responsibility, Developer, Restorative, Ideation
Major: International Studies
Passions and Interests: Mountain Biking and Frisbee
Outdoor Moments: Going to the BWCA for Immersion 2016!!!!
Something Notable: I love getting to know new people and hearing what they have to say about controversial topics!
Fun Facts: I love a good challenge and you will have to ask me in person about all the things I've experienced! Oh, I am on the LUFDA frisbee team too..
Strengths: Analytical, Discipline, Individualization, Learner, and Connectedness
Major: English and Special Ed
Outdoor Moments: Hiked and camped in the Chimanimani Mountains in Zimbabwe and Mozambique last year
Something Notable: "Life is too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde
Fun Facts: I like bluegrass music and am mediocre at harmonica
Strengths: Achiever, Command, Competition, Empathy, Intellect
Major: Social Work and Nordic Studies
Passions and Interests: Going on outdoor adventures with friends and having dance parties with my roommate!
Outdoor Moments: Falling asleep in my hammock while watching the stars.
Something Notable: People will stop asking you questions if you answer them back in interpretive dance. (It works. Try it sometime).
Fun Facts: I used to go "cat hunting" by trapping my cats under laundry baskets. (It's the only way to get them to love you!) I also love mini pies from the caf!
Strengths: Developer, Empathy, Input, Connectedness, Responsibility
Passions and Interests: Playing saxophone and being outside
Outdoor Moments: Zip-lining on the Gunflint trail and across Royal Gorge, canoeing in the Boundary Waters with my family.
Something Notable: I went on the Driftless trip before my first year. Immersion is a great way to make friends at Luther before classes start.
Fun Facts: I have enjoyed going rock climbing in the Legends Center on campus ever since going on the Driftless trip.
Strengths: Developer, Individualization, Learner, Achiever, and Responsibility
Major: Physics, and potentially math
Passions and Interests: Food, photography, coffee, puns
Outdoor Moments: Grew up in southern California with crazy parents. Spent my childhood paragliding, backpacking. My favorite outdoor moment was flying out from California to spend my 14th birthday with my dad, on his 70th trip to the boundary waters, and eating cake made out of a frying pan.
Something Notable: pen and paper
Fun Facts: I always eat the whole apple, core and all
Strengths: Strategic, Ideation, Activator, Command, Intellection
Major: Elementary Education and Spanish
Passions and Interests: Reading, hiking, biking, canoeing, and tree climbing
Outdoor Moments: Spent the past few summers working at a canoe base in the Boundary Waters
Something Notable: "Are you feeling a bit shaken, maybe stirred, maybe fearful and doubtful and completely, utterly, wildly, terrified? Good. Keep going."
Fun Facts: Has a sizable flannel collections, and favorite book is The Alchemist
Strengths: Connectedness, harmony, intellection, input, and learner
Passions and Interests: Running, biking, playing piano and spending time with family
Outdoor Moments: Grew up going on canoeing and backpacking trips with family and friends in the Boundary Waters, Superior Hiking Trail and Wyoming
Something Notable: "Teamwork makes the dream work" -Anonymous
Fun Facts: I was not born in April
Strengths: Responsibility, Learner, Adaptability, Harmony, Arranger
Passions and Interests: I enjoy card games, hiking, spending quality time with friends and singing in the car.
Outdoor Moments: I grew up in Southeast Alaska and spent much of my free time hiking to glaciers, fishing for halibut and camping under the summer midnight sun.
Something Notable: "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." -John Muir
Fun Facts: I ballroom dance competitively and my grandmother's chiropractor is a Luther grad.
Strengths: Positivity, Learner, Woo!, Includer, Responsibility
Major: Social Work
Passions/Interests: Ultimate frisbee, being outside, frisbee golf
Outdoor Moments: Grew up in rural Wisconsin and spent a lot of time outside. Traveled to and hiked in Alaska, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon.
Something Notable: "Without risks and failures the can be no rewards and successes so cherish every moment"
Fun Facts: Big Booty King and needs (likes) coffee
Strengths: Empathy, Belief, Relator, Responsibility, and Developer