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.

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 […]

Graduating in a different way

To be fair, graduating from home is not something that I would have ever imagined, but honestly, nothing these past couple of months could have been predicted. From planned vacations to music festivals, everything was being canceled, so it was no surprise when commencement was postponed, as well.  It was definitely disheartening when this was […]

Making Dead Week more bearable

For some reason dead week is somehow worse during the quarantine. I’m not sure what it is; maybe it’s the fact that I can’t go get overpriced coffee and placebo myself into thinking that Zimmerman helps me think better. Nevertheless, it is dead week nonetheless. So, how can we survive this dead week? I still […]

Celebrating Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is a day made to celebrate Mother Nature and all the joy that she has to offer. While things may be a little different this year, you can still celebrate Earth Day while practicing social distancing.  Here are some fun at-home activities that match the spirit of Earth Day: You can grow a […]