Anna J.

Freshman - Engineering
Meridian, Idaho

Interests: Choreographing dances and composing music

Extra Curricular Activities: Emerging Lobo Leaders, Society of Women Engineers, First Year Research Program, Rack Research Laboratory for Photonics and Spectroscopy

Red or Green? red


Favorite Class: UHON 121 Legacy of the Renegade

Favorite Bands: Twenty-One Pilots, Panic at the Disco

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
When entering UNM, I wish that I knew that classes fill up fast! Emailing professors and planning out your schedule is so helpful especially if you are like me, from out of state and at the last New Student Orientation, and there are no open spots at the time of registration in the classes you initially wanted.

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
I loved going to the International Balloon Fiesta! I have never been to Albuquerque and this was hands down the best event I have been to since arriving in Albuquerque! I also loved traveling to Santa Fe and seeing the cute boutiques and restaurants there.

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
I would say that everyone else is going through the same thing you are. Regardless of the circumstances, this is new territory for everyone so ask so many questions and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself because we are all learning the ropes.

What are you looking forward to most during this semester?
I am looking forward to the Hanging of the Greens, a UNM holiday tradition! It is the oldest student tradition and is one of the largest luminaria displays. This is something I can’t wait to not only see, but be apart of!

Meet Anna J.

House (Warming) Party

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A while back a friend of mine threw a housewarming party with my help. He used to live in my building but got a great position with UNMs Resident Hall Association (RHA) and had to move. Personally, this was a little rough because he is one of my best friends here. He was also the […]

Albuquerque Expanding Your Horizon Conference

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As a part of Society of Women Engineers here on campus, I had an amazing opportunity to volunteer and interact students interested in STEM. This was a large conference for female students interested in STEM from grades 5th through 9th. There were several workshops held by community partners to interest these young girls in science, […]

Dancing My Troubles Away…

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It has been a relief being back on campus. As much as I did not want classes and homework to start again, I was happy to be back in my dorm and being around my friends again. I was really happy I came in on Saturday before the semester started to give a little extra […]

Mentally Preparing for the New Semester

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When December 14th hit, I was sure I would have plenty of time to mentally recover and  prepare for the new semester to hit. I started making lists of scholarships and internships I would apply for during 30 days of what I assumed would be twiddling thumbs. I now sit in a local library in […]

Snow, Silence and Sleeping Bags

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A few weeks ago,  I went camping. I will tell you right now, I am not a camper. My idea of camping is a nice cabin with running water. A friend of mine was planning on heading out to the Sandias for one of the last warm enough weekends to go camping. I thought this […]