What are some words of advice you would give to new students?
Stay on campus beyond lectures and go explore SFU with new friends, participate in free fitness classes and campus events, and take your time studying what you’re interested in and passionate about learning. Hang out with people that make you happy, ask friends to join you for lunch, and register for more classes together! Get the most out of your degree by getting involved on campus to create memories outside of studying and stressing over classes. Most importantly, remember to find your balance, take care of your well-being, and have some fun!
What is your best first year memory?
Early during my first semester, I was waiting outside one of the large lecture halls in the AQ for a class to begin. I remember someone was standing really close to me, so I forced myself to ask if she was in the class, and found out she was a transfer student just like me. She introduced me to a friend she met the week before and since that day, we’ve formed an amazing friendship!
One interesting thing about you other's wouldn't expect?
I speak a language called Spachinglish with my family, which is a combination of Spanish, Chinese, and English. When I speak to other people in either Spanish or Chinese, I can’t tell which language certain words are unless I stop and think about it.