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.

Domingo Baca Trail to TWA Flight 260 Crash Site

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After this hike, I am fairly convinced I am just a bad navigator. Recently, I hiked Domingo Baca and happened to get lost twice (thank you GPS). I’ve been wanting to hike Domingo Baca for a while now, mostly because of the TWA plane wreck at the end. The trail is around 8 miles and […]

Summer Class is Coming

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The summer session begins June 3rd and is all I have been preparing for this last week. By this I mean napping and binge watching the Good Wife on Hulu because I am on season six and I only have one more season left before I can stop wondering what the characters will do next […]

Embudito Trail plus a Detour

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The Memorial Day Weekend was four days for me this year and I was super excited. There were a lot of plans that were almost executed by for some reason college age students have a problem solidifying plans more than an hour before they happen, myself included. There was talk of back road camping, day […]

Summer Livin’

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This summer I am staying in the Student Residence Center (SRC) Apartments while I work at a summer internship and take a few online classes. I am not going to lie, when I first stepped foot into the space I was a little nervous. I was previously living in the Redondo Village Apartments (RVA) and […]

A Winter Wonderland on the way to Bandelier National Monument

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With my summer internship starting on Monday, I took advantage of my one weekend of summer by taking a short trip to Los Alamos visiting Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve along the way. I left around noon on Friday a little after my 7:30 am chemistry final. The drive to Los Alamos […]