I came into UC Davis with a fixed mind of pursuing a career in environmental science. I dislike walking through my community and seeing empty areas of soil that could be more aesthetic and beneficial for the people.
I have always been so thankful to have received this scholarship because honestly without it I would not be able to continue paying for college.
My second quarter in college was definitely the hardest one considering that I took Calculus.
It felt so surreal when I learned that a bunch of students went on a hunger strike in the 90s in front of the Chancellor’s office so that the Cross Cultural Center on campus could be created.
First quarter was my wake up call I did not know exactly what to expect but now I realize how fast a quarter goes by.
We also went on a scavenger hunt all around campus, needless to say we finished the hunt in approximately 5 hours since none of us were on bikes and Davis is a huge campus.
Did I mention that I have 9 suite mates including myself! At first I though that it might not be such a great idea but I was wrong. They are all awesome people that want the same thing in life as I do which is to succeed.
I consider being here at UC Davis as a privilege because I feel happy and yet I am still getting a great education. An education that I know will one day pay off and give me an advantage in society.
I was reluctant to participate in study groups and socialize with other people in general. I came to realize, though, that it was fairly easy meeting other people and establishing connections.
I was expected to fail in my first year of college, but that was not part of my plans whatsoever.