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People of St. Olaf: Laura Butka ’21

                                                                                           Photo courtesy of Laura Butka (pictured above)

Year: 2021

Major: Biology and Psychology?

If you could travel anywhere where would you go?

New Zealand

Describe your overall experience at St. Olaf: The people here are so genuine and sweet and the environment is very cozy and welcoming. I have really enjoyed my time so far at St. Olaf and I look forward to the years ahead.

Favorite brand of clothing: Lucky Brand

Sweet or salty food?


Your go-to-food: Bananas

Are you involved in any clubs at St. Olaf? If so which ones?

Not currently active in any clubs.

What is your favorite past time activity? 

Playing volleyball, hiking, and hammocking.

Biking or running?


What is some advice you have for college freshman or prospective students?

Visit the school, meet some students, and don’t stress too much about your college decision- it will all work out. :)

Favorite class taken at St. Olaf so far: Calc II

What do you look forward to after attaining a college degree?

Hopefully I will find a job I really enjoy and I will begin settling down.

Favorite quote: “Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be”

Food that you absolutely can’t stand: Blue cheese

Favorite activity to do with friends: Hang out, go hiking, watch movies

Favorite throwback memory to high school: Pep rally and bonfire during spirit week

How has the Hill helped you further a passion in your life?

 have met some wonderful people with amazing aspirations and talents who have challenged me and supported me both in and out of the classroom.

Is there anything at St. Olaf that you look forward to pursuing more?

I look forward to becoming more active in some of the clubs on campus.

How has St. Olaf helped you develop your future plans?

It has helped me to narrow my focus and exposed me to new learning opportunities.

                                                                                       Photo courtesy of Laura Butka (pictured above)

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