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Upon Walking on Campus, Incoming Student Knew ‘This is the Place for Me’

Jordan Guthrie ’23, who will major in marine biology, says what attracted her to the University of New Haven is the hands-on learning opportunities she will have from day one.

January 9, 2019

By Dave Cranshaw, Office of Marketing & Communications

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Jordan Guthrie ’23

It was the location and the variety of majors that interested Jordan Guthrie ’23 in being a Charger. And it was the feeling she had when she visited that convinced her that she found her new home.

“The deciding factor was simply walking on to campus and having my heart race because I knew that the University of New Haven is the place for me,” she said.

An incoming marine biology major, Guthrie will be part of the University’s Class of 2023.

“I’m looking forward to all of the opportunities I will have on campus, from attending the sports games to taking classes I am interested in to making new friends,” she says.

“I wanted to study here because I learned that during a student's first year, we are immediately out in the field doing work."Jordan Guthrie ’23

She knew for a long time, she says, that she wanted to become a marine biologist. “I love animals, especially marine mammals,” she says.

The opportunity to get out on Long Island Sound during her first semester cemented her decision to attend the University. “I wanted to study here because I learned that during a student's first year, we are immediately out in the field doing work,” she says.

After graduating, she hopes to work in a marine mammal rehabilitation center or as a caretaker at an aquarium.

“I want to do anything that lets me take care of animals,” she says.