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.

Just stopped by to say thank you

I just finished my Junior year here at UNM. Somehow, I will be a Senior next semester, and it’s becoming difficult to wrap my head around that. One is used to expecting to get busier as the years progress, and one would expect to find an increased difficulty in classes and at jobs. But all […]

The other holidays

It takes some getting used to when holiday celebrations change. In Venezuela you get Monday and Tuesday off for Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Carnavales. However, people love taking “bridges” and even miss out on work or school since the Friday or even Thursday before the holiday. During the marvelous, long weekend, most Venezuelans choose to roast […]

Staying focused

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This is a story of how I thought I would be fine with 18 credits this semester, until I faced my first week of exams. This is also the story of how I thought I would be fine after my first week of exams, until I tried to do everything I put off during that […]