I’m declared as a math major at UC Berkeley for the fall of 2012. It’s simultaneously exciting and terrifying… but that’s half the idea, right? To get entirely outside of my comfort zone and immerse myself completely in an environment devoted to learning. I have to admit–I’m really happy about it.
I think my time at Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies will have prepared me well for this transition. Romberg has taught me to work hard, be independent, and think analytically. It has also given me contacts in academia and (quite frankly) looks good on a resume. I can show any professor that I have done research and can keep up with them in their lab. The marine biology doesn’t entirely dovetail with my interests… but that’s alright. It was an invaluable experience nonetheless.