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Stephanie Burckhard

Phoenix, AZ - Class of 2021 Major: Civil Engineering
Stephanie Burckhard


Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie Burckhard and I’m from the dry heat of Arizona. I absolutely love playing tennis, learning new instruments, going out to brunch, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.

Since I was a freshman in high school, I knew I wanted to serve in our armed forces. After a lot of research, I stumbled upon one of the smallest and greatest service academies - the United States Coast Guard Academy. I attended AIM in the summer of 2017 and decided I would pursue an appointment here. I read a ton of the cadet blogs beforehand and hope that my blogs will also help you in making a decision.

The Academy embodies all the same values that I take to heart and I am grateful I accepted my appointment. The opportunities offered here are unique and help develop cadets into future leaders.

I am majoring in Civil Engineering and I highly recommend it - the staff and faculty are amazing. I am currently involved in the Windjammers Drum and Bugle Corps in the drumline and I love every minute of it. It's a great chance to build friendships and travel to many states and even to places outside of the country!

Don’t hesitate to send me an email at [email protected]!