This Pirate translates a love of the outdoors into geographical research
Growing up near the coast of North Carolina, East Carolina University student Madison Heffentrager always had a passion for being outdoors.
What advice do you have for other students? Take on things that challenge yourself at first because you’ll thank yourself later.
Written by: Sophronia Knott
Photography by: Cliff Hollis
College: Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences
Applied Geography/Biology minor
Hometown: Moyock, North Carolina
Hobbies & Interests: Longboarding, swimming, hanging out at the beach, running
Clubs & Organizations: Swim club (freshman year)
Favorite place to eat: The Scullery
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite website: Twitter
Favorite place on campus: Lounge area by Starbucks in Joyner Library
Favorite hangout: Starbucks & Target
Favorite class: Earth Surface Systems (Dr. Thad Wasklewicz)
Favorite TV show: Modern Family
Favorite band/musician: Drake
Professor who influenced you the most: Dr. Thad Wasklewicz
The one thing you cannot live without: Coffee
Dream Job: Working with the United States Geological Survey
Role model: Kailey Adams, a grad student in geography
Your words to live by: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, because that’s where you’ll experience the most growth.