My name is Bailey Glidden, and I am a statistics major. This will be my fourth year at UCF. I graduated from Fleming Island Highschool in Jacksonville Florida. My favorite class so far has been survey of rock, I loved how this class helped me appreciate music and learn about new songs I did not know about before. My favorite professor is Chris Botelho. He made us call him Chris during our EXCEL college algebra class. He was able to explain the different processes in which to solve math to where I was always able to understand it, and he cared about all his students’ wellbeing. I joined this mentorship program because I loved my mentor from my first year at college and being a part of the EXCEL program. I wanted to be able to help others the way my mentor was able to help me. The key to surviving college is to make as many friends as possible but have those friends be good, close friends as they will be your main support group. I love hanging out with my friends, but I am also a huge Disney and book nerd, and I love to run.