Victoria P.

Sophomore - Political Science
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Interests: Astrology, community involvement, and memes.

Extra Curricular Activities: The Lobo Life

Red or Green? green


Favorite Class: Almost all courses through the Honors College

Favorite Bands: Khalid, Jonas Brothers

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
Zimmerman Library is actually a great place to study. I mean, it's pretty obvious that a library is a good place to study, but I didn't utilize it as much as I could have when I started at UNM. Sometimes it is hard to focus in your dorm or in your room, and Zimmerman is a great change in scenery. You can just grab a drink from Starbucks and grind out all your homework.

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
My all-time favorite event is Balloon Fiesta. I am no morning person and not a fan of the cold, but every year I find myself bundling up and out at Balloon Fiesta Park before dawn to see hundreds of balloons go up with some of my closest friends. It really is a sight to see.

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
There are so many cheap/free events offered to students on campus. Take advantage of that! Everyone knows what it is like to be a broke college student, but that shouldn't stop you from going out and having fun. Keep an eye out for ASUNM events because those are almost always free to students, and typically end up being a lot of fun.

What are you looking forward to most this semester?
I'm looking forward to all the new memories I can make with my friends. Last year, my friends and I took every opportunity possible to explore Albuquerque, and now we have the best memories from that. This year, all my friends and I are back and ready to continue experiencing all UNM has to offer.

Meet Victoria P.

Sooo many weekend trips

Lisboa. She was beautiful. She had the prettiest sunsets, the prettiest streets, and the steepest hills. Lisboa quickly found its way into my heart. It was like one of those picturesque pictures that you always see of Europe where you just think I wanna go there.  As a part of one of my weekend trips […]

Weekend trip to Seville

I just want to start off by saying, Seville you stole my heart. One of the amazing features of my program is that on weekends I can travel to other nearby cities. My first weekend I decided to visit Seville, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  The dilema of this […]

My New Life in Cáceres

So, it’s official—I started my program in Cáceres, Spain, and I have to say I have settled in quite quickly into my new home. Obviously, there are some major differences between here and Albuquerque, but I’d like to think I am adapting pretty well to the way of life here.  Cáceres is known for being […]

A Couple of Days Around the World

The summer has started off strong with so much traveling packed into so few days. In my last blog I briefly mentioned I was studying abroad through a program through the Spanish and Portuguese Department and the Honors College called Conexiones. Through this program, I will be studying in Cáceres, Spain during the summer– which […]

My Summer Plans

Here’s a quick video about my summer abroad plans and how it affects you and what you’ll see on your timeline!