Why I’m here

I am a junior (obviously at UR) from Westchester, New York. My major is accounting and I am looking to add a concentration in finance. Outside of classes, I am a member of Theta Chi and Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. My favorite sports are basketball and golf. Unfortunately though, I haven’t been able to golf much while at school. Over winter break, I went with my family on vacation to the Dominican Republic. It was my first time leaving the country for anywhere other than Canada in almost five years. We had a lot of fun and I got to go on a snorkeling trip one of the days.
I decided to take Maps and Geovisualization this semester because I have always been interested in maps. I used to love studying maps back in my middle school classes, but unfortunately, I have not had a class focused on the study of maps in many years. I am taking four business school classes this semester and decided that Maps and Geovisualization would be an interesting course to take outside of business. The maps that Professor Madron showed us during the first class got me very excited to create my own maps.
I feel that I enjoy maps so much because they are visually appealing. My favorite style of learning is visually because it involves using images as ways to express information.
I hope that through this class, I will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to create maps that are unique to me. I want to be able to tell a story through my own maps. I also look forward to analyzing and interpreting other maps in class.

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