Beatriz P.

Senior - Computer Science
Caracas, Venezuela

Interests: Graphic design, software design, music, art, theater, literature

Extra Curricular Activities: Staff editor of Bound magazine. Used to be in guitar lessons and in a musical theater group.

Red or Green? green

Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other 22 in dreams.
— Salvador Dali

Favorite Class: Computer Architecture (CS 341), Ballroom Dance (PENP 193), Drawing I (ARTS 106)

Favorite Bands: Arctic Monkeys, Led Zeppelin, Blink 182

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
"Yes, there are many opportunities even for a freshman" I probably would have had a better and more productive start if I knew what I could do (both in and out of school) as well as how I could achieve my academic goals more effectively.

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
Aside from the concerts, which you could get all over the US, I've really enjoyed some cultural parties (or fiestas) like the gatherings at the plaza in Old Town. I'm also a big fan of the Balloon Fiesta.

What were your expectations about UNM? Were these met?
Before coming to UNM I knew I would have more and better choices than I would ever find at a university back home. Just with the IFDM program alone I had a lot to look forward to. My expectations have actually been exceeded.

What surprised you the most about UNM
The UNM Art Museum in Popejoy, it's great! The variety of exhibitions is impressive. There was even an Andy Warhol Polaroid exhibition once.

Meet Beatriz P.

Hardest Semester Ever???

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Hi everyone! Update long overdue. I’m happy to see that Maya is having a great last semester. So I guess this post will be some yin to that yang. I’m a senior! (Again). I have officially begun my last year of undergrad, which is super exciting and terrifying. For this semester I am taking 15 […]


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This August 4th marks 4 years since I moved to the US. And although I could spend hours talking about how grateful I am (and I have in the past) I just want to acknowledge my appreciation for my current place of residence. I’ve felt a wonderful connection with New Mexico, and I am happy […]

Participation counts

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Although this applies to school, I’m actually referring to a different kind of participation. Citizen participation. During the first week of July, the people of Venezuela began planning a plebiscite, which is kind of like a referendum. I say kind of because the term “voting” is not an appropriate legal term for a plebiscite (at […]

The Enigma of War

This semester I took the last Honor’s class I needed in order to fulfill my designation. The title of the course promised to be a heavy subject, but after I heard the description of the course directly from the instructor, I was convinced this would be an enjoyable class for me. In the words of […]

Feels good to be heard!

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The Cinematic Arts department hosted a “Listening Session” for IFDM students this week. Although at first I didn’t quite understand how the dynamic of the event would play out, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Initially, I thought it was one of those “drop in whenever you’d like, take off whenever” kind of events, and was not able to […]