Elizabeth Youngberg '12
"My favorite part of being a Tiger is being able to walk around campus and see so many people who have made my Pacific experience amazing."
Before coming to Pacific, Elizabeth Youngberg, like many first year college students, did not know what she wanted to do when she "grew up." But through her co-curricular activities and experiences, she discovered her passion of working with students. This fall, Elizabeth will be following her passion by attending the College of William & Mary to pursue a master's degree in Higher Education Administration. Elizabeth shared with us a little about her time as a Tiger.
Why did you choose Pacific?
I chose Pacific because I fell in love with it. From the first time I walked on campus I knew this was where I was supposed to go to school and I also found amazing faculty and staff to help me along the way!
How has your experience at Pacific (both in and outside of the classroom) prepared you for what you're doing after graduation?
My experiences in the classroom have prepared me for continued education. I have learned to research, write, and speak effectively, all skills I will need in my future. My experiences outside of the classroom have helped me learn what I want to do. Working with my fellow students and working with advisors and administrators has made me realize that I want to pursue education administration.
What is your fondest memory of your experience at Pacific?
My fondest memory from Pacific is sitting in the welcome ceremony before freshman orientation and watching the Pacific Ambassadors and Student Advisors run up and down the aisles of Faye Spanos singing the fight song. I loved seeing their enthusiasm and love for Pacific and I wanted to be a part of it too. That day started me on the path I have followed to my experiences today and my future in education.
What is your favorite part of being a Tiger?
My favorite part of being a Tiger is being able to walk around campus and see so many people who have made my Pacific experience amazing.