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.

How to Ace Online Classes

Since I started at UNM, I have been taking online classes. Because of this, I know online classes can be a little difficult for first-time users. So, I have compiled a list of tips on how to succeed in an online environment. 1. Know your due dates.  Online classes are all about knowing when your […]

UNM Life Hacks

During my time at UNM, I have learned a lot about different life hacks on campus. So as I am getting closer to graduation, I think it is time to share these hacks with you. 1. You have Microsoft Office for free. A lot of you probably already know this, but UNM offers Microsoft Office […]

The Time I Met the Governor

Hey y’all! My life has been absolutely crazy lately, and I have barely had the opportunity to sit down. So, now that I have a little time to reflect, I have a fun little storytime about the time I met the Governor. A couple of weeks ago was UNM Day– a day dedicated to Lobos […]

What is UNM Day and Why is it Important?

Every year during the New Mexico Legislative Session, there comes a day called UNM Day, and on this day, tons of Lobos head up to Santa Fe to lobbying for legislation that will benefit The University of New Mexico. For non-political junkies like myself, UNM Day probably sounds unappealing, but in reality, it really affects […]

How to Ace the Semester in One Simple Step

Throughout my time here at UNM, I feel like each semester I understand a little bit more about how to be successful in my classes. There are the obvious tips like going to your professor’s office hours, but I have one simple tool that will help you ace the semester. I learned the key to […]