#UWMadison sophomore Jordan Main spent her #UWSummer working at the Hasler Laboratory of Limnology in the Water Chemistry department as a lab assistant, performing tests and analysis on water samples to support a long term ecological research project. ⠀ ⠀ A Biological Systems Engineering major, she’s also a TA for CALS QuickStart, mentoring and getting to know some of the incoming freshman to CALS. Jordan’s also been taking 2 classes that are required for my major (both online) this summer, which has opened up room in her fall schedule to take classes for a certificate in Environmental Studies. ⠀ ⠀ “Being in Madison this summer has shown me that the city can be its own classroom. I feel lucky to have been able to live in here outside of the rhythm of the regular school year because I get to see how the momentum never really stops. The scale of work that goes on outside of the academic year amazes me! Also, exploring Madison beyond the limits of campus has been so fun and eye-opening, and I feel like I’ve gotten a taste of the Madison community beyond being just a student. It also doesn’t hurt to be able to work right by the lake every day! To me, this summer has meant a shift from being someone who goes to school in Madison to someone who really lives in Madison, and I’ve enjoyed it so much.”⠀ ⠀ We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram from July 29 to Aug. 9. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post.⠀ ⠀ @uwmadisoncals @wisclimnology @nelsoninstitute