My name is Megan Jackson and I was just recently switched into SC 200. I’m a freshman and I’m currently majoring in Advertising in the College of Communications. I’m from Katonah, New York, a small town about 45 minutes outside of New York City. I chose this course because I truly am interested in science, but when it comes to applying my knowledge and abilities, I seem to lose all focus. Science was never my strongest subject in high school, however, I enjoy learning about how our universe functions and how we play a part in it. One of my favorite books was actually written by Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World)!
A fun fact about myself is that I was the co-founder of the American Sign Language Club at my high school, however, we nicknamed ourselves “Happy Hands,” after this scene from Napoleon Dynamite. I wouldn’t say that Napoleon Dynamite is my favorite movie, but there are definitely some funny moments that you can find me referencing. I’m also a huge fan of movies, and I try my best to watch at least one movie a day. However, I think this goal may change now that I’m in college. My two favorite movies are 2001: A Space Odyssey and Amélie!
I’m excited to apply what I learn from this class to other topics I may study in my four years at Penn State, and I’m excited to meet all of you!
(That’s me in the middle)