My name is Jessica and I am a Senior in the Industrial Engineering program here at UCF. I graduated from Felix Varela Senior High School in Miami, Florida. My favorite classes so far have been Systems Simulation and Production and Distribution because they were taught by my favorite professor and I have been able to apply the principles to my internship duties. My time and work in these classes definitely felt worthwhile. My favorite professor is Dr. Geiger because his speech in the Intro to Engineering class first planted the IE seed in my blood. His classes are very hands on and help develop skill sets specific to the Industrial Engineering profession. I wanted to be a part of GEMS because I think that helping others is an extremely rewarding experience. I had my fair share of triumphs and failures during my first two years at UCF and I am so excited to guide others based on my experience. My advice for the first year is to jump on the time management as soon as you can. It is so easy to fall behind, and then you will feel like you are constantly playing catch up and don't have enough time for anything except schoolwork. Keep a planner, make a schedule, and stick to it! It makes it so much easier to balance school, a job, friends, and whatever else you want to add. Aside from school work, I enjoy laying out by the pool and hanging out with my boyfriend and friends. On lazier days, I love to cuddle up and watch Netflix all day long. I also pride myself on planning nutritional meals and working out every day at the crack of dawn!