Your name: Morgana Olbrich
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Transfer story: I moved to Pennsylvania about three years ago and went to Montgomery County Community College to get my Associates Degree in Secondary Education. After that, I transferred over to Ursinus where I switched to a major in History and am currently working towards my Education Certification.
Why Ursinus?: I honestly have always loved Ursinus. I used to drive by it every summer when we would come up to see family. I can still remember thinking, “Man, I really want to go to school there.” The campus always looked so peaceful and everyone I met was extremely nice and helpful. I also was really excited about the History Department and the various classes that they offered. Now that I am in my senior year, I wish I would have come here first.
Favorite activity/experience at Ursinus: So far, my favorite experience at Ursinus is being able to be Props Master for the theater productions here. I absolutely love being able to create things and I really missed being able to work on theater productions. Every show has a unique set of props and always challenges me to think outside of the box on how to pull off special effects or how to make particular objects.
Internships or experiences that you have had as a transfer student at Ursinus: Since I arrived at Ursinus, I have had lots of amazing opportunities. The most memorable was this summer where I was able to work as an oral historian at the Mill at Anselma. I was able to collect oral histories from volunteers, former members of the Mill at Anselma Board of Trustees, and other members of the Anselma community and then put those interviews on the Ursinus Digital Commons so that they would be available to the wider public. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I have also been able to work as Props Master at the Scene Shop on campus, a representative for the Ursinus History Department, and share my internship experiences with other history students. Similarly, I have been able to join Pi Gamma Mu and have learned about a plethora of opportunities available for what I want to do in the future.