Programs: Biology, Chemistry, Education (Teacher Certification), Health Studies, and Nursing
Hometown: I grew up in sunny Big Bear Lake, California.
Education: Big Bear Lake High School; California Baptist University, B.S. in Biology
Favorite Movies: "The Great Outdoors," "Same Kind of Different as Me," and "Rain Man"
Favorite TV Shows: "Game of Thrones," "Monty Don's Italian Gardens," The Great British Baking Show," and "Nailed It!"
Favorite Books: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Favorite Sports Team: U.S. Women's Soccer Team
Favorite College Experience: Going snorkeling and hiking on Catalina Island with all my best buds in the Biology Club.
Favorite WA Activity: The hikes in WA are incredible and I love afternoon biking on the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Main Attraction at UW Bothell: All the great restaurants nearby. Sushi is my favorite!
Advice for Transfer Students: Spend a healthy amount of time thinking about what you would like to do in your future career, and if you can, shadow someone in the field; it is extremely insightful. Plan for the future and take opportunities to meet with advisors at every point in your education. Ask questions in high school, community colleges, and four year universities that you plan to apply to or attend. Finally, complete an internship as an undergraduate student. It will give you an opportunity to get experience, get an insider's perspective on a company within your field, and it may lead to a job offer upon graduation.
Fun Fact: I love horses and spent 4 years as an equestrian jumper.