Hi everyone! My name is Briana (but I go by Bree) and I’ll be one of your peer mentors this semester! I’m very excited to pass on some of the wisdom I’ve learned since being at UHM. Originally I’m from San Jose, California, about an hour south of San Francisco. I’ve been in Honolulu for almost 4 years. I’m a senior biology major, with medical school goals. With volunteering at Queen’s medical center and for the Ronald Mcdonald House, my time has been spread thin. Managing that time is one of the many things I hope to help you all with this fall.
Outside of school and volunteering I like to spend time cooking, cuddling up with Netflix, and being outside pretty much anywhere. Being a biology student, you gain a new perspective on all that’s living around you.
Coming from California, and never living anywhere else, it was a difficult transition. Home sicken will cause major appetite, and if your like me the endless ramen and poke bowls will help ease the pain. I promise you, wherever you’re from, college is going to be one of the best experiences of your life.
I can’t wait to be there for the beginning of your journey and help you all gain momentum for the wonderful years to come.