Profile - Anna Pescola
Question and Answer
What originally brought you to Anoka-Ramsey?
Anoka Ramsey was close to where I was living at the time. It also had the program I was looking for, wonderful scholarship opportunities, small class sizes, friendly faculty and staff, and affordable tuition.
What would you say is the best aspect of Anoka-Ramsey?
The approachable faculty is the main tribute to my success as a student. I took mostly STEM core classes where the classes were small, but the content could get pretty heavy. Every instructor I had made me feel comfortable visiting their office get help. It was amazing how many instructors took very complicated concepts and broke it into pieces that I could understand in order for me to put them back together and learn something great.
Name one thing you want people to know about Anoka-Ramsey?
Anoka Ramsey is an affordable way to find out what your passion is, and then foster its growth.
Fast Fact #1
Anna has two wild dreams: to kayak Lake Superior and to convert a 1970 Ford pickup to electric in my own garage.
Fast Fact #2
As an engineer, Anna wants to design renewable energy power systems that converge with current systems, and help make energy systems become more efficient and affordable. She hopes to be a part of the team that will someday provide renewable energy options to low income people.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Meet Anna PescolaAnna PescolaNatural SciencesEnvironmental Science
"The approachable faculty is the main contributor to my success as a student. I took mostly STEM core classes where the classes were small, but the content could get pretty heavy. Every professor I had made me feel comfortable visiting their office to get help."
Meet Dillon DanforthDillon DanforthMnTCAA & Undergraduate Research
"The best aspects of Anoka-Ramsey were the small class sizes and the ability to connect with my instructors. This was a perk I did not fully realize until I attended the University of Minnesota. The highlight of my time at Anoka-Ramsey was working with my environmental sciences instructor and the undergraduate research project. As the result of that research, I traveled to Mesa, Arizona to attend a conference and share our research with students and faculty from various community colleges around the country."
Meet Jeanne WigantJeanne WigantNatural SciencesAS Biology
"The value of education received at Anoka-Ramsey is incomparable. As an adult learner with a family and financial obligations, I absolutely would not have been able to accomplish my ultimate goal of becoming a physician had it not been for my experience at Anoka-Ramsey."