Compact Scholar Paulina Cortez

Name: Paulina Cortez

School: Olympian High School

Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Hobby: Some of my favorite hobbies include playing the violin, attempting to cook interesting and appealing recipes I find on the Internet, and spending time with my dog.

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Some advice I would give to incoming freshmen is to always dedicate time to studying and taking notes. Since textbooks cost about an arm and a leg, might as well put them to good use. This will allow you to be successful in your classes throughout your college career.

The transition into college is completely different from high school, but don’t let that beat the best out of you. Most importantly, get involved on campus and make your experiences at SDSU memorable because your time here is limited.