Student Spotlight

Natalie Semanek

Natalie Semanek is currently majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Speech Communications.

  • Where are you from?

    Lehi, UT

  • What is your class year?Natalie Semanek

    I am a junior.

  • Why did you decide to emphasize in Speech Communications?

    My husband actually talked me into studying communications. He convinced me that I would be good at it and enjoy it.  And he was absolutely right! I have loved every class I have taken. 

  • What has been your favorite class thus far?

    My favorite class has been Intercultural Communication Encounters with Janet Colvin. In this class you learn about the importance of becoming aware of other cultures as well as your own. You are also required to volunteer at local refugee centers. I was able English to refugees and create some amazing relationships with them. I will never forget that experience.

  • What would you love to do after you graduate?

    Go on a big trip for two weeks without thinking about school or work! Then attend a two year institution to obtain my Interior Design degree.  

  • What is one thing on your bucket list?

    Ride an elephant and play with a Lion. 

  • What is your favorite food?

    Thai, Sri Lankan, Mexican, and Italian food. And a snow-cone, if that counts as food.

  • What is your favorite movie?

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting, P.S. I Love you, Miss Congeniality, A League of Their Own, and Just Go With It.

  • What is your favorite band/musical artist?

    Childish Gambino, Katie Perry, Mumford and Sons, and Beyonce