This week I met Valerie Arredondo, she is a freshman student here at The Beach and is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Ms. Arredondo went to Long Beach Polytechnic high school. She was born and raised in long beach and continues to live here in the city where she commutes to the University on the daily basis. She currently plays Rugby and swam all four years during her high school times. The most interesting part of the conversation was when I introduced myself to Valerie because my spouses name is Valeria which is very similar to Valerie. Valerie was very polite and extremely outgoing, I encourage other students to interview her sometime during our final 2 weeks of class. Check out her blog at https://valarredondo.wordpress.com/.
Kevin Nguyen is a sophomore full-time student at CSULB pursuing a major in Computer Science. Nguyen is from Santa Ana and commutes to the University on the daily basis. Kevin and I previously met in a class that we took together, Physics 151. Kevin uses his Penny skateboard to commute around campus and is taking Art 110 to meet one of his Art general education courses. It is unusual to meet someone in Art 110 pursuing a major in Engineering, this is why I find it quite fascinating that I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Kevin this week.
Although Kevin is pursuing a major in Computer Science and I am pursuing a major in Computer Engineering, they are almost similar and merge together in many of the lower division courses. This is a major way to describe how we share something in common. Nonetheless, I do not consider myself a programmer but I do in fact have some programming experience with both Java and C++. In the past all of the programmers I have asked which is there preference always tell me that they would always go with C++ over Java, but Kevin preferrers to program in Java Language.
This week I met Abby, she is a freshman classmate whom is still undeclared but is considering to pursue a major in Health-Care Administration. Abby is from the city of Downey, just like the majority of us she commutes to school everyday. She knew what school Wilson was when I told her I went there during my high school years. Abby’s first name is Abigail but goes by Abby. Although she is still not part of any organization or clubs on campus she is definitely looking forward to joining some in the near future. Abby is currently not working as she would like to fully dedicate herself to her studies in order to obtain good grades. Meeting Abby was a fun experience!
This week I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Cardoso. Joseph is a second year student at CSULB. Almost completing his 4th semester here at the University, he is pursuing a degree in Human Development. Joseph has a quite fascinating academic story which foretells how he ended up declaring under the Human Development department. Cardoso, first came into the university looking into pursuing a degree in Nursing. Nonetheless, he was told that the major was probably not his best suit based on the circumstances and factors at the time. Then he moved to Kinesiology were he was not all that comfortable, and furthermore was told that the major was impacted so the chances of staying there were very slim. At that point is when he decided that he was going to pursue a degree in Human Development were he pictures himself to someday possibly become a counselor of some sort. Joseph has a pretty mature personality and meeting him was quite a great time. Cardoso expressed his 3D graphic designing skills to me. In fact, he used his skills to accomplish the last activity for Art 110 which required to adopt a building. He designed a building with a 3D architecture through a computer software were he then added details and more accuracy. His work is really good and he is a very talented designer. Cardoso uses his tools to accomplish his design, such as his iPad mini and his Personal Computer. Joseph comes from Poly High School here in Long Beach, California. He grew up enjoying to swim and play water sports, soon after the college life took over and there was no longer any time to be active as he used to be back in his high school year. Overall, meeting Joseph was a great experience.