Finding Myself at UCSC
From SoCal to NorthCal
I transfered to UC Santa Cruz from Los Angeles Valley Community College. I am a first generation college student, and very proud of it. Transferring to UC Santa Cruz has been one of the scariest and best decisions of my life. It has become a second home away from home. Being away from home has challenged me in so many different ways and has allowed me to grow even more as an individual. I am an Residential Assistant at the Transfer Community as well as a front office personnel at the Orientation Office. I will be graduating in June 2017 and hope to serve as a good rolemodel for my nieces.
Some of the challenges I faced my first year as a transfer:
- The homesickness was real.
- Got lost my first day of class.
- Missed my friends and others close to my heart.
Here are some of the ways in which I overcame the challenges I faced my first year as a transfer:
Got involved in community service. I volunteered as a teacher's assistant at Gault Elementary School.
Explored campus on my free time to find out which routes were best to take.
Made time to go home every so often to reboot!
Surrounded myself with friends here at UCSC that have become an amazing support system!
If you have any questions send me an email!