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.

Time for a Road Trip

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This last weekend I went on my first real road trip where I drove. Coming to ABQ, I left my car at home in Idaho, 935.3 miles away according to Google maps. Honestly, living on campus I didn’t need a car. The buildings are close, and I have a full dining plan, so food wasn’t […]

Meow Wolf

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The last weekend I went up to Santa Fe to check out Meow Wolf. Meow Wolf is an interactive art museum that is just wild and so much fun, I’ve heard about this place since I got to Albuquerque and have been wanting to go so bad. A friend of mine had family in town […]

UNM Jazz Combos Perform at Hotel Andaluz

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Last week I went to go see the UNM Jazz Combos perform. I was super excited for this outing. It was on a Thursday which was good get me through the rest of the week sort of even. Plus, I got to explore downtown Albuquerque for the first time. This was one of the off-campus […]

A Heck of a Week

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This last week was a 100% a heck of a week. The five weeks until the semester ends could not come sooner. Honestly, it feels like my studies are eating me alive and I am starting to understand why everyone says that the second semester feels like the longest. With our one break gone, I […]

ServeABQ on the Paseo del Bosque Trail

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This weekend I had an awesome opportunity to volunteer with ServeABQ. This is a brand-new organization started right at UNM. I was contacted by a friend, Brendon Gray who is one of the main organizers. I was told this was their first service day and to meet where I-40 met the Rio Grande. This was […]