Hi everyone. My name is Alex Reber. I am a Sophomore at UAF going for my BBA in Business and Accounting and I’ve been really excited about starting my second year of college. This class fulfills general requirements for my degree, but I am looking forward to learning more about Organizational Behavior and Theory.
I live in Eagle River, Alaska. I took a year of Forensic Science and enjoy solving puzzles. I spent the last two years mentoring STEM skills to Title 1 Elementary students. It was a really rewarding experience. I enjoy hiking and camping in Alaska’s wilderness and am especially fond of winter camping in snow shelters. I have ice climbed on the Kennicott Glacier and canoed over 200 miles on the Yukon River reading Robert Service poetry along the way. I have an identical twin brother and we are both Eagle Scouts.
Adding to my list of unique Alaskan experiences, I recently survived a magnitude 7.1 earthquake at its epicenter. We had cracks in the walls, lots of broken glassware, and I barely missed having a television fall on me, but everyone is safe and sound. There have been thousands of aftershocks since then, like the other night just before midnight which knocked out our electricity for almost fifteen hours. This kind of problem makes taking an online course challenging but I haven’t missed any deadlines yet.
I don’t really think of my life in terms of a Bucket List. I just try to make the most of life opportunities as they present themselves. Maybe when I’m older, I’ll reflect back and make a list of what’s left to do. At this time, even after a hot Alaskan summer, I would like to go to Hawaii in the winter to relax and see the Humpback Whales off the island of Maui. I’ve never seen a whale breach before and think it would be a Bucket List worthy experience.
My future aspirations include getting a good job that allows me to continue to live, work and serve in Alaska as well as enjoy the Alaskan wilderness in my free time. I look forward to working with my classmates this semester.