Incoming L&S students share exciting plans for fall

Each summer, the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration, or SOAR, program welcomes new students to campus and gives them a sneak peek into life at UW-Madison. We caught up with a few incoming Letters & Sciences students to ask them about what they’re planning for fall.

July 18th 2016 | Katie Vaughn
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Serena Haley of Hartford, Wisconsin, is majoring in psychology. She plans to become a counselor to help rescued victims of human trafficking heal and reenter society.


Math major Nate Kornetzke will live in the environmentally focused GreenHouse Learning Community at Leopold Residence Hall. The Kiel, Wisconsin, native says he’s most looking forward to “meeting new people and living in a new place” at UW-Madison.


Doha Awad is taking math and chemistry courses this fall. And she’s participating in a global health-focused first-year interest group, or FIG. The Glendale, Wisconsin, native is considering going on to medical or pharmacy school.


Julie Prock, who’s originally from Illinois but most recently lived on a military base in Seoul, South Korea, is a biology major. Two of the courses she’s taking this fall are chemistry and environmental science.


Kaitlyn Lake plans to major in biochemistry as preparation for a career in the medical field. As a native of Duluth, Minnesota, which sits along Lake Superior, she says Lake Mendota helped UW-Madison feel like the right place to attend college. “It just felt like home having a lake on campus,” she says.


William Roberts is working toward an Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics (AMEP) major, taking both physics and calculus classes this fall. But the trumpet player from Poynette, Wisconsin, is also excited about trying out for the UW Marching Band.


Hannah Rasner of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is working toward a psychology major. This fall, she’s taking linguistics, geoscience and anthropology courses.

Here’s to a great first year in L&S!