Anna J.

Sophomore - Electrical Engineering
Meridian, Idaho

Interests: Yoga and Dancing

Extra Curricular Activities: Society of Women Engineers, Serve ABQ, STEM Collaborative Center Mentoring, Rack Research Laboratory for Photonics and Spectroscopy

Red or Green? green


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.

SolAero Technologies: Laboratory Tour

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SolAero Technologies is an Albuquerque based company. They are one of the leading providers of satellite solar power and they invited SWE UNM to tour their facility. I met the marketing assistant at the School of Engineering annual Networking Social. That event is always held the night before the Engineering Career Fair put on by […]

Tips for Finals Week

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It’s finals week! While this is one of the more dreaded weeks of the semester, at least it marks one more semester under your belt. Some are hit hard with projects and dead week was the worst week ever, but others might have an insane amount of finals. I only have three this semester, but […]

WE 19: Society of Women Engineers National Conference

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I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Anaheim, California for the 2019 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) national conference: WE 19. The theme this year was “We Live, We Learn, We Lead” and I can say with confidence that I did all three. This is my second year as a member of UNM’s chapter […]

Sandia National Laboratories Tech Talk

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I am the professional events manager for the UNM Society of Women Engineers (SWE). In this role, I have had some really cool opportunities to meet local professionals and organize networking events. One of these events was a Tech Talk panel with three engineers from Sandia National Laboratories. This year SWE has strengthened its relationship […]

APS Division of Plasma Physics

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The University of New Mexico has offered me more opportunities than I would have ever expected. In New Mexico, there is the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and two Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory with AFRL and Sandia no more than 15 minutes away from […]