Carson Brown, freshman engineering major and Spanish minor, is beginning her second semester at Union.
Originally from Cunningham, Kentucky, Brown became familiar with Union after attending FUGE Camp in middle school.
“Distance from family is probably the hardest thing for me,” Brown said about being away at college.
In high school, Brown played volleyball and tennis and enjoyed involvement with Student Council, the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
With her major, Brown wants to become an engineer on a cruise ship, using her Spanish minor to communicate with the different people she encounters.
“Being bilingual can not only help with a traveling engineering job, but will allow me more ministry opportunities in my everyday life,” Brown said.
Previously, Brown visited San José, Costa Rica for a mission trip.
“It was so beautiful there,” said Brown. “…and it was special to experience the people side of the country, not only the tourist side.”
Brown is looking forward to serving on the upcoming GO Trip to Honduras during spring break.
“The opportunity to go on mission trips was one of the reasons why I chose Union,” says Brown. “…I’m sure there are opportunities for that at other schools, but I love how Union emphasizes the importance of oversees and local mission work.”
When not busy with classes, Brown enjoys playing tennis and painting. At home, she also spends time drag racing on a dirt track near her house.
“My favorite thing about Union is definitely the people,” Brown said. “The professors in my major invited us over…I was not expecting that.”
On campus, Brown is involved with the Engineering Student Activities Council and football, volleyball and basketball intramurals. She also wants to become a member of the student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Brown has enjoyed spending time with her new friends and roommates on campus.
“During the snow, my roommates and I used our plastic totes as sleds,” said Brown. “That was a lot of fun.”
Brown is looking forward to her remaining years at Union.
“During my time here, I hope to learn and explore other subjects outside of my major, which is so math and science heavy,” said Brown, “And make many awesome memories.”