STUDENT LEADER SPOTLIGHT
2021-2022 ASO President
What are your transfer goals?
I plan to applying/transfer to UC schools such as UCSD, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and various Ivy League institutions where I can study Biology and tackle some research opportunities!
What is your favorite experience at Pierce?
My favorite experience at Pierce College was being member of Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society club. As an executive member, I collaborated with my colleagues to coordinate events such as movie/trivia nights, LAPC resource-related workshops, as well as the annual AGS statewide convention. Being a part of a club on campus helped introduce me to the social part of college and left me with great memories of those I met!
What advice would you give a new student about getting involved and/or succeeding academically at Pierce?
Sound advice that I would give to new students seeking involvement at Pierce College would be to allow themselves to become ‘comfortable with being uncomfortable.’ Jumping into the pool of uncertainty and taking on challenges that others refuse to take on is the distinguishing difference between being complacent and leaving an impactful legacy behind. My advice for academic success would be to practice and develop strong time management skills. Balancing your time between your academic and social life is essential in being more productive as the academic year goes on.
What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?
At the start of my Pre-Med journey, I challenged myself to stay dedicated and persevere each semester. Knowing this path was not easy, I decided to go forward with my decision and take on the rigorous courses, including calculus, general/organic chemistry, and physics that were required for my major. Looking back on how far I have come, I feel proud to know that I was able to overcome many academic challenges by staying organized, dedicated, and committed to my original plan of becoming a physician.
What is/was your favorite class at Pierce, and why?
My favorite class I took at Pierce College is undoubtedly Sociology 1! This class not only taught me about the science behind human interaction, but also about being conscious of certain biases or societal norms that we may have or be following without carefully analyzing what we are perceiving/believing.