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My name is Gillianne Kattiria. I graduated from Park Vista High School and I am currently a senior at UCF, studying mechanical engineering. My favorite professor at UCF is definitely Dr. Tian, who's taught me for Fluids, Heat Transfer, and hopefully for Fluids II. She's an amazing professor and she's nice and easy to talk to. I haven't had a lot of female professors, especially in engineering, so I try to enroll in the classes she's teaching. I became a mentor because GEMS really helped me get acclimated into my first year here at UCF, and I want to be able to do the same for incoming students. There are so many opportunities and resources that EXCEL/COMPASS and GEMS provide and you should definitely take advantage of them as much as you can. Outside of classes and studying, I'm most likely with my dog.