Hi guys! My name is Caitlin Whelan and I’m from Brooklyn, New York, which is one of the five boroughs of New York City. I am a freshman here at Penn State currently enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies. I am not sure what I would like to major in yet but I am exploring hospitality.
I came from a small, all girls, Catholic high school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn called Fontbonne Hall Academy, which had a graduating class of 130 students. This made coming to Penn State a big change for me, but one that I was excited for. During my four years there, I took chemistry, physics, forensics and anatomy. Although I never really had a passion for science, I really enjoyed forensics. I believe it may have been my favorite course throughout high school. I felt this course would be an appropriate course for me because I do not really have a love for science like the science majors do. I was unsure of which science to take until my advisor told me about this one, which seemed interesting. I also did not major in science because I was not particularly good at chemistry or physics and both I believe are required to major in science here at Penn State.