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Name: Paige Trent


Hometown: Laramie, Wyo.


Class: Junior


Major: Energy resource management with a concentration in professional land management; minors in business and environment & natural resources


Why did you choose UW for your education?: Growing up in Laramie gave me the unique opportunity of attending elementary school on the UW campus. I always watched the college students walk by and wanted to be like them. This inspired me to go to the University of Wyoming. I also was able to grow up watching my dad as a professor and had the opportunity to be enrolled in UW classes as a high school senior. UW has always been a major part of my family and childhood. I’ve always wanted to be a Cowgirl.


What do you hope to do after graduation?: After graduation, I hope to attend law school and become an energy lawyer. I have always been passionate about energy and the environment and hope to combine these two interests.


What would you tell a prospective student who is considering attending UW?: I would highly recommend UW. It is by far one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Since I’m from Laramie, I always heard lots about UW and was on campus often. There’s this concept that it’s exactly like high school, but it is so much more. UW is a whole new part of Laramie. The campus climate is extremely different and still provides room to expand and grow. I’ve learned so much more and have been able make friends from all over the country. I have been able to gain so much more pride for my state and community, while being provided a high-quality education.


What is your favorite part about UW?: My favorite part about UW is the community. The experience UW provides is unlike any other, due to all of the support they provide. Everyone at UW wants to see you succeed, and they provide the necessary tools for you to do so. UW truly cares about their students and provides individual attention. An alumnus called me my senior year of high school to recruit me. We talked for an hour. At other colleges, you don’t receive the attention and opportunities that UW provides. I have had the unique opportunity to major in energy resource management. Wyoming is a leader in this industry, and I am able to have a cutting-edge education in an interdisciplinary manner at the university.


Do you have a favorite spot on campus or in town?: My favorite spot on campus has to be Simpson’s Plaza. It is a hub of activity where events are continuously happening and students are constantly passing through. I really enjoy the aspens that surround the area and watching the leaves turn gold in the fall.


What are some of your hobbies?: Wyoming has lots to offer and one of those things is the outdoors. I really enjoy getting out in nature, and Laramie is surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests. I run and hike often. I also grew up skiing and enjoy doing that during the winter. I love hanging out with my family and friends, and of course, love going to UW sports and arts events.



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