Student Spotlight: Alexis Archambeau

Dec 10, 2020

Meet Alexis "Lexi" Archambeau, a junior in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).

What do you like most about your major/minor program(s)? 

The thing I like most about my program is how caring and helpful all the faculty and other students are. 

Why did you choose UMD? 

I grew up in the Duluth/Superior area and UMD has a great CSD program!

What has been your most meaningful experience at UMD so far? 

My most meaningful experience at UMD this far has to be how caring my professors are and how close everyone in the program is. This is my first year at UMD and I have never actually been on campus before, yet I still feel fully involved and connected. My professors have done a wonderful job at making this virtual learning process the best it can be! 

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice for incoming students is that it is okay to feel overwhelmed at times. That's natural in college, but try not to dwell on those feelings and keep a planner! Also, if you are struggling to meet friends in your classes, just reach out and ask someone if they want to study over Zoom before an exam. The worst they can say is no! 

What do you like to do in your free time? 

In my free time (which let's be honest if very limited) I love to go bowling! In non-COVID years I am usually in a few bowling leagues. I also love inline skating and figure skating. At UMD I am a part of the CSD club and joining the UMD figure skating club!

About the UMD Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders