UNF junior Madison Meyer recently participated in the National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University. This is the nation’s largest student-run undergraduate research conference, which showcases world leaders in research. She presented her data analysis that compared socioeconomic status and suicide mortality rates in the U.S. As one of the few students who didn’t attend an Ivy League institution, Madison made sure to tell everyone about the beautiful and unique campus at UNF.
Get to Know Madison Meyer
Why did you decide to attend the University of North Florida?
I was originally headed to school in Washington D.C., but decided to stay closer to home and enjoy my last four years with family. Instead of choosing another school in Florida, I ultimately decided on UNF because of its small campus feel, teacher-to-student ratio and the caliber of professors.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
What is your major and why did you choose it?
I chose to major in political science because of my passion for equal rights, justice and advocacy. A solid foundation in governmental systems and statutes is essential for pursuing fairness under the law. After graduating, I plan on attending law school to utilize my passion to the fullest.
What do you like most about UNF?
What I cherish most about UNF is the ability to establish a rapport with the professors. The benefit of attending a school with smaller class sizes is developing a relationship with your professors; one that allows educative dialogue, didactic lecturing and a thorough understanding of materials.
When you’re looking to de-stress and relax a bit, where do you go on campus?
When I’m looking to de-stress, I go to the UNF gym. It’s a beautiful facility with state-of-the-art equipment and challenging fitness courses.
What does being an Osprey mean to you?
Being an Osprey means stretching your wings, taking chances and eventually learning to fly.