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Hi, I’m Jeanelle Baldwin, a junior majoring in Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Psychology. I graduated from Middleton High School in Tampa. I’ve really enjoyed all of the classes I’ve taken here at UCF, especially the lab credits. Working in a lab is great for giving hands-on experience, and gives some insight on what my career might actually feel like. Professors like Dr. Vehec in the Psychology department and Dr. Borgon in Biology are amazing teachers. They have a really great way of providing a semester’s worth of information that is easy to understand and interesting. I joined the COMPASS mentors because I’ve had heavy exposure to STEM from an early age. I accidentally fell into something that I have become extremely passionate about, and I want to help others find that passion. Volunteering, robotics tournaments, and video games are my favorite ways to fill my weekends.

The best advice I can offer to any students coming into UCF is to take every opportunity you can. You’ll never know what you like until you try, and UCF offers a huge selection in events, clubs, groups, and internships.