Meet Linda

Meet Linda

Linda McKernan


International Transportation and Trade

Queens, New York


Why did you decide to come to SUNY Maritime?

I think a lot of people are here because their parents say, ‘Hey, there’s this school that will make you a lot of money.’ I didn’t know what I was getting into at first but I found out it’s a really good school.

Coming here has been the best decision I’ve ever made.


What do you do outside of class?

I wanted to make sure I fit in here. It’s so important to get involved. I have a job in Student Affairs – once I joined them, that’s when I really found my place.

I’m also an RA. I feel so special that they think I have what they need to be in that role.


Why did you decide to major in international transportation and trade?

I think I want to go into operations or logistics. I’m a very organized person; I like to know everything that’s going on.

The ship industry is such a big industry and it’s worldwide and it’s not going anywhere.

Even if I don’t go into the shipping industry, I have a business degree. Maybe I’ll go into airport cargo or the fashion industry or maybe even a school. The possibilities are endless.


What’s your favorite thing about SUNY Maritime?

I love the people here. The regiment has the biggest part of campus but civilians are here too and I want to do whatever I can to help other students. I will put down anything I’m doing to help them.

It means so much to me to know I’ve done something to be a leader and that people can say, ‘That’s an outstanding student.’