Getting to know transfer student Braxton Clarke in honor of National Transfer Student Week

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Data Science

Graduation year:


Previous institution:
MATC (Downtown)

What brought you to Marquette?
The Data Science course Marquette was offering combined the right timing.

What has been the biggest adjustment for you after transferring?
At Marquette, there is always somewhere to go, something to do or someone to hang out with. So, time management is a priority. Also, getting used to being alone to get my work done was/is a challenge.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
People watch. The unique circumstances here create unique people – it’s fun to watch.

What are your goals post-graduation?
Take over the world. But before that, apply the skills and network I created at school to better myself and my family.

Hobbies and interests?
Almost a 99 on 2K (Xbox, gamertag is LongStroke414). I like learning about different cultures and people. When I can, I go to the gun range. I do photography as well.

What keeps you at Marquette?
To be honest, the location. I don’t know of too many prestigious institutions so close to Milwaukee and in a predominantly Black part of town. The “Marquette Bubble” is real, but it’s still like I haven’t left home.

What do you want the Marquette community to know about transfer students?
I will not speak for all transfer students, but I myself want y’all to know that:
1. Orange juice > apple juice.
2. It’s okay to change your beliefs based on new information.
3. It’s normal to talk to random people about random things, it’s college.