Trevor A.

- Civil Engineering
Rio Rancho, NM

Study Abroad Location: England, Leeds

Interests: Cycling, Urban Sketching, Running, Creative Writing

Extra Curricular Activities: UNM4Nepal, ASCE, Lobo Builders

Red or Green? green

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Favorite Class: The Legacy of Dissent and Democracy

Favorite Bands: Yat-Kha, Wardruna, Yes, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Bela Fleck

What does it mean to be a Lobo?
To be a Lobo, is to be a part of a wonderfully diverse community. Being a Lobo is about feeling supported here in New Mexico, and then feeling prepared and strong when taking your adventures abroad. Attending UNM can sometimes mean being viewed as the underdog; to be a Lobo means to rise above expectations and do extraordinary things.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
When beginning my studies at UNM, I wish I had known that it is okay to not have everything figured out. I spent too many months worrying about the distant future. Now, I feel as though I have more trust in myself and my community to help ensure my future success – this has made the present much more enjoyable.

Why did you choose to study abroad?
I think the big reason I chose to study abroad is because I don’t know what the effects of studying abroad would be. After coming to such a large university and beginning to realize just how much world is out there, unknown to me, I have an even stronger desire to go to a foreign land with an open mind and absorb as much as possible. So much of the world exists without us; however, I like to be involved.

What new activities/sports do you plan on trying during your exchange?
I’ve set the goal of making the University of Leeds cycling team this year, being the first time that I will attempt to take my bike-riding to a competitive level. I consider myself to be a strong cyclist, but it will require quite the commitment if I’d like to take it to the next level.

Meet Trevor A.

Reflections on Europe

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Riding in a cramped train car overnight from Krakow to Budapest is a good time to reflect on a busy couple weeks of travel.  My good friend Shaefer and I would spend nearly three-weeks in exciting cities that have had many hundreds of years to grow and flourish.  Long days, busy itineraries and extravagant views […]

Two New Mexicans head to Scotland

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An excel sheet, multiple months in the making, is evidence of the planning and preparation done before setting out to hike Scotland’s Trossachs mountain range.  My good mate Shaefer and I had decided we would squeeze in an easy 5-day, 45-mile backpacking trip the week before our final exams, and wanted to be sure everything […]

A Travelers Attempt at Poetry

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Have you ever experienced a moment where the feeling of awe is so great that the response it evokes inside you is too strong to hold in?  It’s as if the feelings are just too lively, bubbling about, and they might just overflow, out over the top of your head and spill onto the ground […]

Rocky Road to Dublin

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At 5:40AM, on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, I met seven tired friends on the first floor of our Lupton N-block accommodation.  We had an adventure planned, and it started at the Leeds train station at 6:30. Things weren’t off to a great start when we got word at 6:25 that our 6:30 train […]

My European Winter Adventure

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  I started in Amsterdam, on December 24th, arriving in the morning after a quick 50-minute flight from Manchester.  I had gone alone to Europe, where I would spend the last bits of 2017.  I traveled through 3-countries, and stopped in 4-cities throughout 11-days. Walking out of the rail-station into central Amsterdam was stunning.  Immediately, […]