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.

From Mentee to Mentor

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This semester I made the switch from being a mentee to becoming a mentor. For the last two years, I was a mentee in the ESS STEM mentoring program. I have had three different mentors who were all local professionals (two from Sandia National Labs and one for the Air Force Research Laboratory). This year […]

First Week of Online Classes

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This has been an odd first week of classes for me. It feels as if I have everything to do and nowhere new to be all at the same time. I have all online courses this semester, so I really am not going anywhere new all week. I am not catching up with classmates before […]

Fall 2020 Move-In

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It is move-in time! We are one week away from the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester and UNM Housing’s move-in started last Friday. For the last two years, I packed all my stuff up and moved into the dorms. This year, at this time, is much less exciting. In March, I moved off-campus to […]

SAC Virtual Student Organization Fair

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As a leader in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), I have a really cool opportunity to participate in a Virtual Student Organization Fair put on by the Student Activities Center (SAC) this week. On July 23, a number of ethnic/cultural, academic/departmental, political, and honorary groups will meet incoming Lobos to introduce their organizations. SAC […]

Gates of Lodore

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This weekend I took a trip to Wyoming. I was there about this time last year and took a trip to visit Dinosaur National Monument. I visited the Utah part of the monument where a large quarry of dinosaur fossils is on display. This time, I went back to Dinosaur National Monument but in the […]