Name: Jane Ekstrand
Hometown: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Major: Elementary Education
Favorite place for lunch (on campus or in town): 356 or Chick-fil-A
Favorite spot on campus: Bowman Field – I’m pretty sure I spend everyday here my first semester at Clemson. Whether it’s playing spikeball, studying, or just talking with friends – Bowman field is my favorite place to be!
Favorite question on a tour: “What made you choose Clemson?” I chose Clemson because it felt like home. Seriously, I stepped on campus and I just felt so much peace like I was walking through a place I lived my whole life. Everyone I met was so enthusiastic and friendly and I knew this was a family I wanted to be a part of. The Clemson Family is truly my favorite thing to be a part of!
Clubs and Organizations you are involved in on campus: Greek Life, Clemson Cru, FCA
Hobbies: hiking, doing anything social, being on the lake (I definitely take advantage of campus being right on Lake Hartwell), binge watching OTH, and eating (does that count as a hobby??).
Advice for jumping into college life: Say yes and show up! I lived by this freshman year and so many doors opened for me because I had the mindset to take risks and try so many new things!
Advice on how to choose a college: Pick a college that feels like “home.” I chose Clemson because it immediately felt like home to me and no other college made me feel that way.
Fun fact about me: I have competed in a rodeo in Montana.