Hillary is a Psychology major in the class of 2012 at UC Merced. She has been involved in Wesley Foundation through our club on campus and the house.
Why UC Merced?
It was in my backyard. Two of my family members work here and there was a transfer agreement. Also there is a good psych. department and faculty.
What's it like to be at such a new school?
You don't know what's going to happen next. Anything is possible- someone will come up with an idea and it will actually happen. Three people can start a club or organization. New buildings have gone up since I came here. It's neat to watch the school grow and to know it will get even bigger.
Why are you part of Wesley Campus Ministries?
I live in the house because it was part of my church and I wanted to try it out. It's nice to get involved on campus.
How do you hope to be different when you graduate?
I hope I'm a lot more confident. Able to talk to people and communicate ideas. Stronger, more willpower.
What is a blessing you have received from Wesley Foundation?
The prayer room before finals with the candles and books. It was very relaxing and I got 45 minutes to breathe before going back to the insanity.
What is your prayer for Wesley ministries?
That it gets more notice and that more people will know what we're doing. Hope for a bigger community.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
I have two… Favorite studying spot is the Green Room in the library lots of sunlight.
Favorite meditating/ relaxing spot is the bridge past the Natural Sciences building- where I can listen to music, watch the water, hear frogs.