The decision to major in Microbial Biology was definitely not an overnight decision. I took a few introductory courses such as NST 10 and Psych 1 and weeded out the ones I was not very interested in. I also talked to a variety of upperclassmen about the pros and cons of their majors and looked at a variety of major pamphlets. After doing this I knew Microbial Biology was the major for me. Not only do I think microbes are perhaps the coolest things on earth, but the electives offer a variety of coursework that range from microscopy, to bioethics, to California mushrooms. Another plus about this major is that it offers many courses that satisfy the optometry school requirement as well as other pre-health related fields.When I am not busy studying or in class, I love to go to the RSF; among my favorite group classes are cardio kickboxing and 20:20:10. Aside from the gym, another de-stressor of mine is baking pastries from scratch, especially cookies and pies. The best part of baking is sharing and enjoying them amongst my friends. I have been a member of Foresight pre-optometry club for two years and a member of the Biology Scholars Program for three years. Although this is my first semester as a PAL, I cannot wait to meet new students and help out as much as I can.