Meet MSU Students

We have gathered some students together and asked them to tell you just what they think about MSU... check it out! 


Derek Hetherington

Derek Hetherington 

Bozeman, MT • Sophomore • Business & Pre-Med

Favorite local shop/ restaurant/coffee place?
Dave’s Sushi

Where did/do you live on campus?
Roskie!

Career plans?
Medical device marketing 

Laura Steppel

Laura Steppel 

Fort Collins, CO • Junior • Architecture & Interior Design

Favorite MSU Class & why?
Physics 205-the professor made the class so much fun and made learning the material interesting, not just a core class.

Best study spot on campus?
Plant Grove

Do you have plans to study abroad? Where?
Yes, I will go to Rome with an architecture studio.

Joe Roback

Joe Roback 

Los Alamos, NM • Sophomore • Chemical Engineering

What is your primary mode of transportation?
Walking

Favorite MSU Professor & why?
Dr. Funk because he is very entertaining and laid-back.

Best way to spend free time in Bozeman?
Skiing

Courtney Linder

Courtney Linder 

Dillion, MT • Sophomore • Computer Science & French

What is your favorite app?
Pinterest

Favorite Bozeman or campus activity?
Christmas Stroll

What’s your favorite thing about your major?
I love the challenge and ever-changing world of computers and the beauty of the French language. 

Emily Reddish

Emily Reddish 

Georgetown, CA • Senior • Business Management

Best study spot on campus?
Jabs Hall-it’s a really groovy place to get comfy and do homework.

Why did you choose to attend MSU?
I had such a great first impression.

Favorite local shop/restaurant/coffee place?
Great Harvest 

Alison Massey

Alison Massey 

Livingston, MT • Junior • Religious Studies

Best way to spend free time in Bozeman?
I like hiking, if it is nice out. Skiing and snowshoeing in the winter is fun, too!

What’s your favorite song right now?
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Favorite MSU class & why?
Religion, Conflict and Politics because the professor is so passionate about what she teaches and it makes the class engaging! 

Marlee Krietzman

Marlee Krietzman 

Minnetonka, MN • Senior • Political Science

What is your favorite app?
Google calendars

Career plans?
Law school

What’s your favorite thing about your major?
How small the department is. 

Megan Johansen

Megan Johansen 

Lake Oswego, OR • Sophomore • Elementary Education

Why did you choose to attend MSU?
It felt like home.

Do you have plans to study abroad? Where?
Yes! Florence, Italy

Best study spot on campus?
3rd floor of the library

Cassidy Pfingsten

Cassidy Pfingsten 

Belgrade, MT • Junior • Industrial Engineering

Favorite MSU class & why?
Spanish. I love to learn about other places & cultures.

What’s your favorite thing about your major?
Problem solving

Favorite Bozeman or campus activity?
Gold Rush!! Go Cats!

Will Dumm

Will Dumm 

Kodiak, AK • Sophomore • Mechanical Engineering

Why did you choose to attend MSU?
Distinguished programs, star Honors College, and a great deal

Favorite MSU professor & why?
Tony Hartshorn-makes dirt interesting.

Favorite local shop/restaurant/coffee place?
Townshend’s Tea

Shea Stevens

Shea Stevens 

Kalispell, MT • Junior • Pre-Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology

What’s your favorite song right now?
Anything Frank Sinatra

What was your first impression of MSU?
Loved it-grew up loving it.

What’s your primary mode of transportation?
Streamline, bike or car

Catherine Fernandez

Catherine Fernandez 

Woodinville, WA • Sophomore • Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Career Plans?
Physician’s Assistant

What is your favorite app?
Snapchat

Where did/do you live on campus/in Bozeman?
South Hedges Honors floor and Greek housing

Charsi Workman

Charsi Workman 

Grass Range, MT • Junior • Ag Business

Favorite MSU Professor & why?
Dr. Perry from the Department of Agriculture Education, because he takes such an interest in his students and always has some funny remark to say.

Favorite Bozeman or campus activity?
I love athletic events. It’s so cool to see everyone show off their Bobcat pride!

Why did you choose to attend MSU?
Both of my parents attended here and they offered what I wanted to study.