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Lauren Taylor

July 29, 2022
Hello! My name is Lauren Taylor and I am a Mechanical Engineering Major. This will be my second year at UCF. In 2021 I graduated from Northeast High School’s Finance Program in St. Petersburg, Florida. One of my favorite classes so far is the Intro to Engineering class, specifically the lab portion. The class is…

Mariana Sorroza

July 29, 2022
Hi Knights, my name is Mariana Sorroza and I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Leadership Studies and Global and International Studies. This is my third year at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and my second year as a GEMS Mentor. My family is from Mexico and I grew up in South…

Isabelle Abaray

July 29, 2022
Hello! My name is Isabelle Abaray and I am a Sophomore Biology Major on the Pre-veterinary/Zoology Track. In 2021, I graduated from William R. Boone High School in Orlando, Florida. One of my favorite classes so far has been the Biology 2 Lab because I am able to be hands-on and see topics that I…

Kaila Peeples

July 29, 2022
Hi!!! My name is Kaila Peeples and I am a Photonics and optics engineering major. This will be my second year at UCF. In 2021, I graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts which is in Jacksonville, Florida. My favorite class thus far has been French II. It’s been really fun and it’s a…

Nidhi Patel

July 29, 2022
My name is Nidhi Patel and I am Biomedical Sciences major and a Health Sciences minor. This will be my third year at UCF. In 2020, I graduated from West Port High School in Ocala, Florida. One of my favorite classes at UCF was Physiology, it was interesting to learn about the interconnected processes within…

Keziah Olajide

July 29, 2022
My name is Keziah Olajide, and I am a Molecular and Cellular Biology on the premed track. This will be my second year at UCF. Originally from England, I moved to the US in my junior year of high school and graduated from Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel. One of my favorite classes…

Natasha Odom

July 29, 2022
My name is Natasha Odom and I am a Forensic Science major on the chemistry track. This will be my second year at UCF. In 2021, I graduated from Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida. One of my favorite classes at UCF was Intro to Forensic Science with Dr. Bridge. Each week a…

Emma Moore

July 29, 2022
My name is Emma Moore, and I am a second-year student. I’m majoring in aerospace engineering and minoring in astronomy. In 2021, I graduated from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, FL. One of my favorite classes at UCF so far has been Concepts in Computer Science with Professor Dencker. This is a pre-requisite…

Ashley Mojica

July 29, 2022
My name is Ashley Mojica, and I am a Computer Science major. This will be my third year at UCF. In 2020, I graduated from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. One of my favorite classes at UCF is Applications for Object-Oriented System Software. I love this course because you are introduced to the various…

Katelyn Mingee

July 29, 2022
Hello! My name is Katelyn Mingee and I am a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. I graduated from Oviedo High School. Overall, my favorite classes have been my computer science classes which are Concepts in Computer Science and Introduction to Programming with C. I had never taken a computer science class before when I got…

Emma Macedo

July 29, 2022
My name is Emma Macedo, and I am a junior Biology major at UCF. I graduated from Leon High School in my hometown Tallahassee, Florida in 2020. So far, my favorite class has been Intro to Humanities, which I took during my first semester. I went in with virtually no understanding of what the humanities…

Amber Lett

July 29, 2022
Hi! My name is Amber Lett and I am a Computer Engineering major and Intelligent Robotic Systems minor. I’m currently in the process of declaring another minor in Engineering Leadership Studies. This will be my third year at UCF and my second year as a mentor for this program. I graduated from Fort Walton Beach…

Kayla Israel

July 29, 2022
Hello! I’m Kayla, and I am a third year majoring in Industrial Engineering and minoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. I was born in Kansas, spent many years in Illinois, and graduated from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida. My favorite classes this year have been Cost Engineering (Mark Calabrese) and Matrix &…

Cameron Hojecki

July 29, 2022
My name is Cameron Hojecki, and I am a Biomedical Sciences major with a Medical Anthropology minor. This will be my second year at UCF. I graduated from Montville Township High School in Montville, New Jersey in 2021. My favorite class at UCF is Biology I. I like the material and Professor Thomas keeps the…

Bailey Glidden

July 29, 2022
My name is Bailey Glidden, and I am a Civil Engineering major.  This will be my third year at UCF. In 2020, I graduated from Fleming Island High School near Jacksonville. My favorite classes so far at UCF are my engineering lab or my survey of rock class. I love my lab because I loved…

Isabelle Geiger

July 29, 2022
My name is Isabelle Geiger and I am a third-year civil engineering student at UCF. I graduated in 2020 from Wiregrass Ranch High School, which is near Tampa. Some of my favorite classes that I’ve taken include statics and geology, these classes really made me realize what my interests were in civil engineering, leading me…

Sadharia Davis

July 29, 2022
My name is Sadharia Davis and I am a Biomedical Sciences. I am going on my second year at UCF. I graduated from Fort Myers High School in my hometown of Fort Myers, Florida in 2021. One of my favorite classes at UCF was Intermediate Foundations of Leadership. It was a course I had to…

Lian Camacho

July 29, 2022
  My name is Lian Camacho and I’m currently majoring in Biomedical Sciences. The 2022-2023 school year will be by second year at UCF. I graduated from Somerset Academy Charter High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida, in 2021. So far, my favorite classes at UCF have been Biology I and II. I’ve always been interested…