October 19-23, 2020, is National Transfer Student Week. Here at F&M, we are spotlighting some of our favorite transfer students! First up is Braden Renke, a student-athlete and advocate for mental health on the F&M campus. She is a leader in a wide variety of campus initiatives and organizations.
NAME: Braden Renke, Class of 2022
MAJOR: Psychology on a pre-med track
HOME TOWN: Norwood, N.J.
ACTIVITIES AT F&M:
President of the Equestrian team
Secretary of Active Minds
Founder, president, and media chair of The Pizza Project
Member of the Benjamin Rush Honor Society (for pre-med students)
Cabinet member of Junior Class Council
Transfer Admissions Ambassador in the Office of Admission
Why did you choose to transfer to Franklin & Marshall?
"I had originally looked at F&M during my college search. I was going through a difficult time in my life and needed a change. I came to F&M and felt at home on campus and knew it was the place for me. I loved the academic rigor, the high-caliber athletics, and the opportunities F&M had to offer on campus."
What has been your favorite part of your F&M experience since you joined the community?
"Creating and legitimizing The Pizza Project. It’s a sentimental organization to me, and I have been so grateful for the overwhelming support. I am so excited to continue growing the organization and breaking the stigma associated with mental health on campus by providing resources that can help every student on campus."