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.

Fall Break in Santa Cruz

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Last fall break, I stayed on campus. I went to the International Balloon Fiesta and took a trip to Santa Fe. This fall break, I hopped on a plane to San Jose, California. In both cases, it is undeniable a four-day weekend is the best thing ever and is very much needed. Fall break comes […]

Albuquerque Grecian Festival 2019

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This last weekend was the Albuquerque Grecian Festival. I went the first day around 8:00 pm. It was only about 10 minutes away from campus in the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. The annual festival was full of authentic Greek food and amazing dancers. I had never heard of this celebration before, so I was […]

Playing the Grade Game after the First Set of Exams

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The last few weeks, at least for me and my peers, have been the first round of exams. And I don’t mean one or two. I mean four to five in the last two weeks. As my professor said, “it’s our finals week practice.” But it is extremely stressful to have back to back exams. […]

CAELD Orientation

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The first week of school I had the opportunity to be on a student panel for Center for Academic Excellence & Leadership Development. You can find CAELD in the Honors College which has just recently moved to the new Anderson School of Business building off of Las Lomas. However, the organization isn’t just for Honors […]

Friday Night Live

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The Friday before classes start in the fall, Student Activities Center and Student Union Building puts on Friday Night Live. This is like the first kick off for Welcome Back Days and I went to help Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE is a student organization I have been with for a little over a […]