Meet UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield student, Bharati “Riya” Tripathi
Riya is a 39-year-old student from Tarakeswar, West-Bengal, India, known as a Hindu holy place for the worship of Lord Shiva.
High school attended: Tarakeswar High School
Current program or major: Undecided but interested in physical therapy and sports medicine.
Why did you choose UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
As a Marshfield resident, it’s convenient. Plus, the university’s friendly atmosphere, quality programming and well- known faculty and staff made it an easy choice.
What surprised you the most about UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield when you arrived on campus?
It was a bit overwhelming to come back to school after such a long break. However, I was pleasantly surprised how welcome I felt as I set foot on these familiar steps for the first time, as a student.
Why did you choose your program/major?
Currently I am not seeking a degree. However, I’m interested in physical therapy and sports medicine. I hope to complete the initial course requirements here, while I tend to a busy family with two unruly boys and a husband!
What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
It’s too early to tell. However, exposure to faculty at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield and practitioners at Marshfield Clinic gives me a good idea of what I’d like to do professionally someday.
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
I’m a full-time home maker and a Zumba wellness instructor.
What do you plan to do after UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
Pursue a degree in physical therapy or sports medicine.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield students?
Bring a lot of curiosity. This is a wonderful place to learn, explore and achieve your dream. Anything is possible!