Gotta love that Dallas skyline!

Hey guys, welcome back!

Summer’s over! Which means back to life, back to reality. After concluding my summer research internship at UC Berkeley, I got the chance to go back home for a week. I ended my summer back home in Dallas enjoying home cooked meals, lots of rest, and of course the Texas heat. But just as I was starting to get used to Central time, I was on a flight back to Los Angeles!

I’ve only been back in L.A. for a few weeks but I have already had a beach bonfire, KBBQ with friends, and enjoyed tailgating for the first football game of the season.

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Trojans that tailgate together, stay together!

This is my third year at USC and I am finally starting to take upper division classes in my major, although this means that the classes I am taking are more difficult, it also means that they are more specific to my major. What classes am I taking? This semester I am taking Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Engineering Principles, Water Quality Control, Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics, as well as an Art History class! It has only been 3 weeks but I already know I am going to learn so much this semester. All of the classes I took during my first two years are finally starting to mesh together, and it is super exciting!

Aside from classes I am also very excited to continue my involvement in the Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE). This year I am the Director of Academic Development, which means I am in charge of making sure that our members are succeeding academically by providing them with the resources and support that they need to do so. We have already had our first general body meeting for SHPE, and I am pumped to start working with new students to get them prepared to take on engineering courses.

This year is going to be a busy one, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!


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Environmental Engineering, Class of 2017, Learn more on her profile here!