Student Profiles - Sabrina Fehr
Class Year: 2014
Major: Meteorology and physical oceanography
Hometown: Hatfield, Pa.
What made you want to attend Millersville University?
I like the campus size, the proximity to home, the Pond and Miller and S’Ville. Millersville was also one of the only two schools in Pennsylvania that offered meteorology as a major. The fact that Millersville also offered oceanography was a deciding factor for me as well.
Are you involved in any clubs or organizations on campus?
I am involved in the Millersville University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (MU-AMS) and the Ocean Science Club. MU-AMS also offers a program for incoming meteorology majors called Met-Mentor. I was part of this program as a mentee and as a mentor and I found it very helpful in adjusting to college life. I also played clarinet in the Millersville University marching band freshman year.
What are you hoping to do with your degree post-graduation?
I am hoping to go on to graduate school to earn my master’s degree in either meteorology or oceanography. I would like to pursue a career in one of these fields.
What has been the highlight of your time at Millersville thus far?
The best times I have had at Millersville have been with the friends I have made. We have fun just hanging out, or going on walks and exploring the campus!
Have you won any honors or awards?
I have earned a Carson Scholarship for my studies at the Marine Science Consortium in Wallops Islands, Va., for this coming summer.
Can you elaborate on what you will do while at the Marine Science Consortium?
I will be taking a course while there, entitled “Field Methods in Oceanography.” The course focuses on learning how to use different equipment and taking measurements on a research vessel in the ocean. The scholarship is awarded to those in good academic standing who are taking field courses. It will be great to have some hands on experience in the oceanography field!
What is the most rewarding aspect of your major?
Helping people prepare for severe weather and teaching people about the world around them.
What are you looking forward to most in your career?
I am looking forward to learning more about meteorology and oceanography. I also can’t wait to go on research cruises around the world and experience extreme weather in person.
What is the most monumental thing you’ve learned during your time here?
To have an open mind to new and different experiences.
What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I trained my Betta fish to swim to the top of his bowl when I raise my hand, like the whales at SeaWorld.
How has Millersville helped you to succeed?
Millersville has given me more opportunities than a larger university would. Due to its smaller size, I have been able to be more involved in clubs and activities. I also like how my professors are able to work with me one-on-one and are easy to get in touch with if I have questions. All of my professors have been very supportive and helpful.