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Cora Bern-Klug

Cora smiling at the camera wearing a white shirt in front of a staircase

Hometown

Iowa City, IA

Major

Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

My advice for incoming or prospective students.

Join any and every club that interests you! You'll meet like-minded individuals who want to get to know you and show you what Western and Bellingham has to offer.

Why I chose my major.

I chose Urban Planning because I LOVE THE SIMS (Sims 3 specifically). I've been playing Sims since I was in the 5th grade. When it came to declaring a major, my mom suggested Urban Planning. I looked into it, learned more about it and the breadth of the career and fell in love. Western has one of 16 accredited urban planning programs in the country so it just made sense to come here! After graduation, I'd like to work in the private sector doing development and re-development along with working in areas recovering from natural disasters.

What I like most about Western.

You really can't beat Western's location. I love getting out and experiencing our beautiful surroundings. Our Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) has so many opportunities to take advantage of what Bellingham has to offer!