Meet MSU Students

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

You can also see what MSU students are blogging about on the Blog page.

Aubree Elmquist

Aubree Elmquist

White Bear Lake, MN
Hispanic Studies 
Junior

Favorite MSU Professor & Why: Dr. Greg Francis because he is the only guy that can make Physics fun! 
Do you have plans to study abroad? Where? Next fall, I am going to Spain! 
Best study spot on campus: Hidden tables in the Biochemistry building

Ella Wardwell

Ella Wardwell

Chepachet, RI
Mechanical Engineering
Junior

Why did you choose to attend MSU? MSU's focus on undergraduate education and especially undergraduate research was really attractive to me. It seemed like professors and administrators cared about your success in school and in life. 
Favorite local shop/restaurant/coffee place: Pita Pit! The Chicken Caesar Pita is delicious and they are open and deliver late. Not to mention the fare is better for you than the typical burger and fries. 
Career plans? After I graduate, I hope to work in the biomedical field building prosthetic limbs and hope to use my degree to further incorporate mechanical engineering principles into biomedical research.

Mike Bliss

Mike Bliss

Downers Grove, IL
Accounting 
Senior

Favorite MSU Professor & Why: Steve Ault in the College of Business because he made Accounting fun! 
Favorite Bozeman or campus activity: Homecoming! 
Career plans? Become a CPA and work in healthcare management

Macayla Sparks

Macayla Sparks

Colorado Spring, CO
Civil Engineering
Sophomore

Favorite Local Shop/Restaurant/Coffee place: Nu2U Thrift Shop, The Garage & Sola Cafe 
What's your favorite song right now? "Something Good" by Alt-J 
Best way to spend free time in Bozeman? Get outdoors! Bozeman and the surrounding area have everything to offer for any level of outdoor enthusiast all year round.

Hannah Braden

Hannah Braden

Billings, MT
Nursing
Sophomore

Best study spot on campus: Third floor of the library 
What is your favorite app? Pandora Radio 
What's your favorite thing about your major? Since the nursing program splits students up to different campuses for the second two years, we will get to know the other people in our group very well, hopefully forming lifelong friendships.

Colin McClure

Colin McClure

Walla Walla, WA
Land Rehabilitation & Latin American Studies
Senior

Favorite MSU Professor & Why: Clain Jones- he has the most down to earth teaching strategy and an overall great guy! 
Favorite Bozeman or campus activity: Rail Jam! 
Career plans? I plan to work in South America in sustainable produce, trade & production.

Jack Murrey

Jack Murrey

Tacoma, WA
Film
Junior

Favorite MSU Class & Why: PHOT 113- This class gave me an amazing understanding of photography and taught me how to develop film. 
What's your primary mode of transportation? By foot or bike! 
What was your first impression of MSU? Awesome location and friendly people

Justin Ailport

Justin Ailport

Drummond, MT
Sociology, minor in Political Science
Sophomore

Favorite MSU Professor & Why: Helen Hadly Porter- She radiates the mission of empowering students to succeed and is one of the most interesting people I have met. 
What's your favorite song right now? "Roar" by Katy Perry 
Why did you choose to attend MSU? Location and opportunities

Brock Yingling

Brock Yingling

Colorado Springs, CO
Mechanical Engineering
Junior

Favorite Bozeman or campus activity: Music on Main 
What's your primary mode of transportation? Bike 
What was your first impression of MSU? A little overwhelmed and intimidated. I came from a small school and didn't know anyone.

Corey Schmidt

Corey Schmidt

Billings, MT
Computer Engineering, minor in Electrical Engineering
Senior

Favorite MSU Professor & Why: Dr. Brock Lameres- he teaches in a fun and interactive way and is very passionate about student success. 
Favorite local shop/restaurant/coffee place: Montana Ale Works 
Favorite Bozeman or campus activity: Bobcat football!

Madison Wills

Madison Wills

Missoula, MT
Exercise Science, minor in Coaching
Junior

Favorite MSU Class & Why: Statistics because I love math and Anatomy & Physiology because I loved the cadavers in lab. 
What's your favorite song right now? Radioactive by Imagine Dragons 
Career plans? Attend Chiropractic school, then work as a college/pro athletic trainer, and eventually open my own practice.

Marnee Rand

Marnee Rand

Alexandria, VA
Political Science & Sociology
Senior

Best study spot on campus: Northeast corner of Wilson Hall on the second floor, there is a little round table by the writing professors to sit, eat lunch, and work. Roberts Hall computer labs are also a good spot! 
Why did you choose to attend MSU? Student oriented and a great school at a price that made sense. 
What's your favorite thing about your major? I love my fields of study and I feel so lucky. I enjoy how close knit they are. I know every professor, all my fellow seniors, and all the upperclassmen. It feels like all of my friends are in my classes.

Katie Pintar

Katie Pintar

Spokane, WA
Chemical Engineering
Sophomore

Favorite local shop/restaurant/coffee place: Wild Joes & Seven Sushi 
Favorite Bozeman or campus activity: I really love Catapalooza. 
What was your first impression of MSU? My first impression was that MSU was an "outdoorsy" place with lots of bikes and ski racks.

Max Hamberger

Max Hamberger

Buffalo, NY
Film
Junior

Best study spot on campus: Visual and Communications Building student lounge because it is a comfortable work space where I can collaborate with my classmates. 
What's your favorite song right now? "Come to Me" by The Goo Goo Dolls 
Career plans? Documentary film maker in science and history!