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.

New Life Chapters

A big chapter in my life has ended, and it ended a lot faster than I thought it would. If you have been following my blog posts, you know that I have recently graduated from my undergrad at UNM. My undergrad at UNM has been a large part of me and my journey. I came […]

Moving During a Pandemic

One of the disadvantages of being in college is that moving is a frequent task. In my experience, I have not lived in one place for more than ten months. On the bright side, you become really good at packing. That, however, does not make the packing any less painful. There is something about packing […]

What I Wish I Would’ve Known as a Freshman

Before I started at UNM, I vividly remember looking at blog posts that described things you should know as a freshman. As someone who has graduated and is naturally a reflective person, I decided to go full circle and make my own list of things I wish I would have known.  1. Don’t be afraid […]

We Need To Do More

Today’s current climate is not one that is easy to talk about, but that does not mean we do not talk about it. One thing I learned at the University of New Mexico is that in situations where you are the most uncomfortable you learn the most. Another thing that I learned from my peers […]