Anna Whitaker

  • Hometown: State College, Pennsylvania
  • Fun Fact About Me: I love attending Penn State football and hockey games!

More About Me

My dream job would be working in a museum or academic setting, helping to manage fossil collections while also conducting my own research and contributing to public education. I've loved fossils and ancient life since a young age, and I want to share that excitement with others.

I attended Penn State for its research opportunities for undergraduate students, its strong academic programs, its alumni association, and the town of State College. More importantly, the programs in our college are ranked among the best in the nation.

It's a no-brainer that when I want to study, I go to the HUB. There are plenty of places to study, print papers, and buy food. The coffee shops also stay open late, which is a lifesaver. 

If I had to pick between breakfast and dinner, I'd choose dinner, because I can just eat breakfast for dinner!

During my time at Penn State, I've learned that it's crucial to stay involved with managing your academic plan. It's important to keep track of your requirements to prevent any surprises before you graduate. Also, it's fun to know when you can take one of the many unique classes Penn State offers.

I want incoming students to know that it is okay to not know exactly what combination of majors and minors you want when you enter college. Things will fall into place.

You might catch me watching hockey at Pegula Arena. I love hockey, and my favorite team is the Philadelphia Flyers, which sometimes leads to some friendly disgareements with my friends from Pittsburgh.