Christina Syhavong

Finding her place in biology

NAME: Christina Syhavong


HOMETOWN: Pleasant Hill, Iowa 

MAJOR: Biology

INVOLVEMENT ON CAMPUS: Volleyball, Homecoming Committee, Wartburg College Dance Marathon

WHY WARTBURG: I felt an instant feeling of being home during my visit. The college offers a phenomenal biology program and with the education comes help outside the classroom as well as interaction with the professors. 

WHAT DID YOU NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD DO BEFORE COMING TO WARTBURG:  I never imagined I could live in a community of 10,000 people, but I know now that I can make the most of what I have here. Since coming to Wartburg I have learned about so many different people and how their lives differ coming from a small Iowa town. I also value the things I used to take for granted a lot more. Overall, Wartburg College has really transformed me into a person I love. 

WHY IS WARTBURG WORTH IT: My classes all seem to be more advanced compared to other colleges, which will set me apart. Also, all the opportunities for extra help means if you are struggling, you don’t have to struggle alone.