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Student Spotlight – Kaia Markert

Kaia Markert


  •  Jamestown, NC

High School Graduation Year:

  •  2020


  • BS, Paper Science and Engineering, 2025
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, 2025
  • Minor in Business Administration

Work Experience:

  •  First Quality Tissue, Anderson, SC spring 2022

Why did you choose Paper Science and Engineering (PSE)?

  • Paper is a good industry to be in for the employment opportunities, the pay, and sustainability

What is your favorite thing about Paper Science and Engineering?

  • Tight knit community feel

What is your favorite thing about NC State?

  • The walkable campus, the professors, and howling cow’s wolf tracks ice cream

What advise would you give to an incoming freshman? 

  • Join an intramural team even if you don’t know anyone, it’s a great way to meet people.

What is your favorite extra-cirricular activity?

  • Intramural soccer – I’ve met so many people and keep in touch with people I don’t see otherwise