Callie Elonen is a freshman from Knoxville, Tennessee majoring in Philosophy and Physics. She is very excited to get involved on campus and is starting early as part of the Wisconsin Basecamp program this summer. In the fall, she hopes to pursue research opportunities, Greek life, study abroad, Hoofers, and join one of UW-Madison’s many a capella groups! Moving 12 hours away from home does have Callie thinking about how she will operate differently without her central support system (in addition to coping with the Wisconsin weather). However, she is big on communication and is not afraid to challenge herself or the expectations set for her. This attitude motivates her to be open and real with those around her.
A fun fact about Callie: She enjoys dancing out her car window to the vehicles that pull up next to her.
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