Devin P.

Sophomore - International Studies
Costa Mesa, California

Study Abroad Location: Chengdu, China

Interests: Hiking, Bodysurfing, Skating and Wrestling

Extra Curricular Activities:

Red or Green? green

"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement."
— Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

Favorite Class: Chinese

Favorite Bands: Sublime, The Doors, The Grateful Dead

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
How great it is to spend time with family.

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
Balloon Fiesta, Fiestas and Fractal Friday.

What are you looking forward to most during your time abroad?
Being in a brand new place that I know nothing about!

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
The more you look, the more you will find.

Meet Devin P.

Unexpected connections

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Here I am sitting on a bus, excuse me, standing on a bus jam packed with people in Chengdu, China. My China experience thus far has been nothing short of spectacular. Beijing was full of adventures from the Great Wall to the weird street food that may have been just to attract theĀ  foreigners 🤷🏼‍♂️. […]


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I really do feel like I am balancing on the edge of a cliff right now. Time has been flying by ever since I came home from college in New Mexico. Upon arriving home I had about two and a half weeks to hang out with family and friends, get my visa, finish paperwork for […]