Minnesota Nice - What Gopher Alumni Learned When They Left Home for College

Hear from Gopher alumni as they share why they chose to go out of state for college. You'll also learn how to get the most out of your University of Minnesota experience. Covering all your questions around majors, housing, classes, student organizations and everything in between, UMN Alumni will share their thoughts on why they are UMN Proud. From value, to opportunities, to academics, to location, tune in as UMN Alumni tell all about what makes the University of Minnesota Twin Cities great!


Katie Augspurger
Originally from Dubuque, Iowa
Major: Biochemistry, minors in French and Computer Science
Current Profession: Research Lab Technician, Starting PhD at University of California San Francisco this Fall

Ben Koch
From Abingdon, Virginia
Major: Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
Current Profession: Assistant Director of Student Engagement for the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota

Kitrick Myers
Originally from Grand Island, Nebraska
Major: Kinesiology, with a minor in Coaching, and an emphasis in Education
Current Profession: special education behavior intervention teacher in the Osseo, MN School District

Desiree Zimmerman
Originally from Walnut Creek, California
Major: English and Communications
Current Profession: Realtor with RE/MAX Results


  • Format: Video
  • Length: 01:03:53
  • Release Date: June 25, 2018
  • Presenter: Katie Augspurger, Ben Koch, Kitrick Myers, Desiree Zimmerman

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