He/him/hisMajor: International Studies/Dual Degree in Teacher Preparation (DDTP) (Expected Graduation Spring 2020)Hometown: Sacramento, CAOne piece of advice I would give to new students is to get connected to student involvement early. Student spaces are what really makes college experience a truly wonderful experience because it allows you to grow and blossom during your time at USF. My position with GO Team is what fueled my involvement on campus, and ever since then I have learned so much about myself and others. Building community with others is essential to not only your development as a college student, but will also carry skills into professional settings, or off campus opportunities. Meanwhile, enjoy the city around you! My favorite places include hiking to Baker Beach, the Wave Organ, enjoying nature in Golden Gate Park, or eating at Off the Grid in the Haight among other things. 


She/her/hersMajor: History and Arts History/Arts Management (Expected Graduation Spring 2019)Hometown: Newbury Park, CaliforniaMy advice to new students is to get as involved as possible. Being involved on campus has led me to find amazing, diverse communities of people who have become my closest friends. The communities that I have had the pleasure of being in have shaped me into the person I am today and I continue to grow and learn with my peers. One of the most memorable experiences here at USF has been being an orientation leader. It is amazing how close a group of forty individuals can come together and execute something so big as orientation weekend. I cherish all the memories spent with my friends made in GO Team and know they will last a lifetime.