Year: Freshman, Class of 2012
Hometown: Camarillo, California
Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Extracurricular Activities: Swim team, student festival, international festival
Just for Fun: Going to the Spectrum for shopping and movies, bowling...and I just tried ice skating for the first time!
Favorite Places: Cheesecake Factory, Del Taco, Salt Creek Beach, Laguna Beach
"I love to swim, and I'm on the swim team. This is the first year that Soka has qualified to compete nationally and they're recruiting people in different sports. The program is reaching a high level of competition and earning respect."
About Michelle Nunn
“I’ve been to other schools and the dorms there are so much smaller – you have ten times the space here and just one roommate, where other places you have three or four. The facilities are really nice and the view is so beautiful. I love the campus.”
“The classes are so small which is great for me, because I need that one-on-one time with the professor. If I’m struggling, I know I can get help. I have one professor who is absolutely brilliant, and his class is very challenging. I wrote an essay and was disappointed in my grade. I visited him during office hours and he was able to really explain the question to me. I finally understood the context of the essay and the materials. I revised my essay and improved my grade to a B.”
Just Like Mom Makes It
“The cafeteria is so accommodating…if you have a recipe that your mom makes, you give it to them and they will make it for you. They serve a lot of Japanese food that I had never tried before, but now I really like it. With the buffet, I can try a little of everything and if I like it, come back and have a lot more!”
I Like Field Research
“My learning cluster was called Poverty in Orange County. It was a challenging course for me because we had a lot of work, but it was very eye-opening because Orange County is such an affluent area. I liked doing field research and learning from people outside the university environment.”
Making New Friends Every Day
“The most useful skill I have learned so far is making new friends. Now I have a lot of different groups I hang out with. And all of those people have friends, so I’m making new friends every day. I have gotten to know many upperclassmen who help me in choosing classes and answering questions.”