McKenzie Bahl

  • “Without the encouragement and assistance from my professors at Pitt-Bradford, I would not have been given this amazing opportunity to learn outside of the classroom.”

  • McKenzie Bahl, a biology major from Union City, PA

    As a biology major, McKenzie likes getting a little push from her professsors to learn as much as she can about the human body, the local ecosystem and everything in between that helps the world survive.

    During her sophomore year, she got a bigger push to go beyond the classroom and apply what she’s already learned to real-life scenarios. It was a pretty big push, all the way to Africa.

    McKenzie traveled to Tanzania where she studied elephants, giraffes, lions, wildebeasts, hippotami, leopards, cheetahs and zebras. She learned the different techniques to use when identifying species, how to keep track of the animals’ individual and group movements, and ways to protect them from poachers.

    “Without the encouragement and assistance from my professors at Pitt-Bradford, I would not have been given this amazing opportunity to learn outside of the classroom.”

    Those close-knit relationships are what McKenzie values most about her Pitt-Bradford experience.

    “Everybody is so welcoming and caring. The professors make it their goal to know me and my future goals. They go above and beyond to be sure that I understand and apply the topics I am learning about to my everyday life. My friends, classmates, campus staff, and community members all offer a kind smile and friendly conversation.”