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.

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!

Dane Smith: The enigma

Ahhh, Dane Smith Hall. You know the building. Almost every undergraduate has at least one class in there. It’s a three-story building with identical classrooms and an aesthetically pleasing entrance.  As a Political Science major, Dane Smith is basically my home. I have at least one class a year in that building, and I’ve always […]

Fiestas 2019

It is officially mid-April meaning Fiestas has come and gone. Fiestas is UNM’s annual music festival that takes place on Johnson Field and includes food, games and, of course, music. Fiestas has been a staple on UNM’s campus for generations now.  My dad is a UNM alumni and when I was growing up, my dad […]

I’ve got a travel bug

The past couple weeks have been filled with homework, traveling, and almost no time to write, but here I am, ready to update you.  To tell my story, I’ll have to go back a couple weeks to when all the insanity started. In an effort to end the month of February filled with love and […]

Snow Day

Everyone on campus understands the chaos going on lately. Midterm season has kicked off, so people have been studying away and being insanely stressed. To make it even worse, it has been insanely cold on campus, and speaking from a girl who is used to the heat, I am suffering.  Because of this, the snow […]