Elli Westrum, Dental Hygiene LCC

Email: elli.westrum@mnsu.edu

Welcome… I’m your LCC Elli Westrum

I am so excited to meet you the fall.  I will be a resource for you as you navigate through your first year of college here at Minnesota State University, Mankato!  Being involved with the Dental Hygiene 2 Learning Community will help you academically as well as socially, so utilize me and your peers as much as you can! I was part of a learning community last year as a freshman and made so many memories, so I am excited for you to experience the same thing through a learning community this year!

Major: Dental Hygiene

How/what made you decide this major? I have always loved going to the dentist as a kid, so growing up I realized I wanted to work at a dental practice as a dental hygienist.

Year in School: I am going to be a sophomore

Hometown: Anoka, Minnesota

Favorite Food: Chinese Food

Advice for LC Students: I encourage you to experiment and try new things on campus. I am always here as a resource and a friend throughout the year, so please reach out if you want to know information about a certain thing. It might seem intimidating to get involved within a learning community or campus groups, but I encourage you to go to as many events and study sessions even if it is out of your comfort zone. It is well worth it in the end!

Favorite thing about MSU: My favorite thing about MSU is that there are so many events that happen on campus that are super fun, as well as a great way to meet new people outside your classes and learning community.

Campus/LC Involvement: I was a part of the Dental Hygiene learning community last year, along with being an Event Coordinator for my floor in the dorms.

Favorite thing to do in Mankato: My favorite thing to do in Mankato is go on walks with my friends downtown, on trails, and around town looking at cute houses!

Favorite things to do outside of school/coursework: Outside of coursework, I love to go to the gym, relax and watch tv (currently watching S.W.A.T. on Netflix), or hang out with my friends. After a long day of school, I also find myself and my friends treating ourselves to coffee or a sweet treat somewhere in Mankato.

Anything else we should know about you? I am so excited to meet you this fall! Enjoy your summer, and before you know it you will officially be a Maverick with me!





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