Anna J.

Sophomore - Electrical Engineering
Meridian, Idaho

Interests: Yoga and Dancing

Extra Curricular Activities: Society of Women Engineers, Serve ABQ, STEM Collaborative Center Mentoring, Rack Research Laboratory for Photonics and Spectroscopy

Red or Green? green

Favorite Class: UHON 121 Legacy of the Renegade

Favorite Bands: Twenty-One Pilots, Panic at the Disco

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
When entering UNM, I wish that I knew that classes fill up fast! Emailing professors and planning out your schedule is so helpful especially if you are like me, from out of state and at the last New Student Orientation, and there are no open spots at the time of registration in the classes you initially wanted.

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
I loved going to the International Balloon Fiesta! I have never been to Albuquerque and this was hands down the best event I have been to since arriving in Albuquerque! I also loved traveling to Santa Fe and seeing the cute boutiques and restaurants there.

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
I would say that everyone else is going through the same thing you are. Regardless of the circumstances, this is new territory for everyone so ask so many questions and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself because we are all learning the ropes.

What are you looking forward to most during this semester?
I am looking forward to the Hanging of the Greens, a UNM holiday tradition! It is the oldest student tradition and is one of the largest luminaria displays. This is something I can’t wait to not only see, but be apart of!

Meet Anna J.

My Third of July in Santa Fe

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With COVID-19 cases rising, I knew this 4th of July would be different. Last summer I went to Blanding, Utah to meet up with an old high school friend and have a nice camping trip. Between the summer class, work and planning on leaving town soon, I needed a low-key, socially distant Independence Day celebration. […]

Maxwell Museum Online

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During the pandemic, UNM had moved to limited operations. This included closing the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology to the public. The museum is located on the central campus, west of the duck pond. I have found myself in the museum two or three times to check out the exhibits. The museum is free for everyone, […]

“Let’s Do a Wellness Check”

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One of the hosts of the podcast I listen to posted a tweet the other night. She checked in on her followers by asking them to do a “wellness check.” Basically, she asked, with everything that has happened (i.e. the pandemic and the protests) how are you doing? I have not been too active as […]

NSO To-Go!

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COVID-19 had disrupted a lot. Classes have moved online, and work is being done at home. A new Lobo’s first impression of UNM has also changed. Most of my friends and I experienced an on-campus New Student Orientation (NSO). It was marked by staying in the dorms and listening to lectures in Woodward Hall with […]

Summer Courses: Part 2

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Summer courses for Summer 2020 started on June 1st. Last Summer semester, I took two classes. They were both online courses and totaled four credit hours. This semester, I am taking on class for four credit hours. While it was not originally supposed to be online, COVID-19 has moved it to the digital platform. Some […]