GSO Teaching Fellow: Maren Greve
Meet Maren Greve, a graduate student orientation (GSO) teaching fellow and doctoral student in the Psychological Sciences program. Read on to learn more about her favorite places in Kent, what she enjoys doing in her free time and what advice she has for incoming graduate students.
Where is your hometown?
I am from Phoenix, Arizona.
Why did you choose Kent State University?
I chose KSU because of the welcoming environment and abundance of opportunities.
What do you like most about living in/near Kent? Do you have a favorite local spot or activity?
I like that Kent is a smaller town, but close to bigger cities. My favorite spots in Kent include Tree City Coffee and Beckwith Orchards.
What is your favorite KSU memory?
My favorite KSU memory would be anything where I got to work with other students, whether that be graduate students (such as in a research collaboration or in Graduate Student Orientation), or undergraduates that I teach or mentor.
What are some differences you've noticed in being a graduate student (expectations, pressures, visibility, etc.) than those of an undergraduate student?
One of the biggest things I had to get used to in grad school is how much longer of a timeline everything is compared to undergrad. Nearly every project in grad school takes months or (more likely) years to complete, sometimes with very few indicators of your progress.
What advice do you have for incoming graduate students?
Keep your long term goals in mind, build a support system, and remember that it will all be worth it in the end!
Fun Fact About Me:
I did 119 days of Duolingo in a row and still don't know any French.