My name is Catherine Felter and I am a rising sophomore in civil/environmental engineering at UCF. I went to Seminole High School. One of my favorite classes has been biology because it is something I am very interested in and really enjoyed the lab. My favorite professor so far would be one that I met through the EXCEL apps class, Dr. Chopra. I really like the projects that he is working on and he is so full of knowledge about the topics that are of interest to me. I decided to get involved in GEMS so that I could help the young ladies of the EXCEL program become more comfortable and use to college life. The social aspect of my college life includes watching movies, hanging out with friends, and just having a great time. Words of Advice to the GEMS freshman students: Take it easy and get accustomed to all the changes.