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My name is Sohemi Pagan and I am a Sophomore completing a Biomedical Sciences Degree at UCF. i graduated from Caribbean School in Ponce, Puerto Rico before moving here to Orlando to attend UCF. My favorite class at UCF so far has been Biology because I personally love biology and I liked my professor very much. My favorite professor has been my English 102 professor. Professor Launier taught a very challenging course, but his dedication to his students and friendly personality makes him my favorite professor. I decided to get involved in the GEMS programs because of the great experience I had with GEMS during my freshman year at UCF. My expectation for the program this year is that it creates a feeling of community between the GEMS mentors and mentees as well as a contribution to UCF as a whole. I expect to help my mentees in their transition to UCF. I expect my mentees to be an active part of the GEMS program by remaining involved in GEMS activities as well as creating friendship with fellow mentees. In my free time I like to spend my time with my friends and my family. I enjoy going to the beach, watching shows on Netflix, reading a good book, going out to eat, and becoming involved in anything exciting going on.