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Caroline Thao

Specialty area(s)

New freshman admissions and multicultural/diversity recruitment


Brief biography

Hometowns:  Milwaukee, WI and Onalaska, WI.

Interests: Visiting museums and gardens, symphonic orchestra or jazz ensemble performances, creative writing, philosophy and international politics.

Favorite Place in La Crosse: The public library.

Favorite Activity in La Crosse: Floral decoration.

Favorite Restaurant in La Crosse: The Mint.  I love the farm-to-table concept and an avant garde menu.

Advice for New Freshmen: Shift your paradigm to building a resume.  In other words, college is not just about getting good grades but research interests, leadership development, networking, and building a support system with advisors and mentors.  Let curiosity drive your learning, find a cause to be passionate, study abroad, acquire fluency in another language, do a semester-long paid internship, and look for mentors everywhere you go.  

Favorite Campus Event: Meeting a visiting international legal delegation.


B.A. in Political Science with Global Politics emphasis

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs