I would like to introduce Blanche Cizubu, one of our new International Peer Mentors for 2016-2017. Blanche is from Kinshasa, Congo, and she began her studies at Shoreline Community College in Fall 2014.
Blanche chose Shoreline Community College because she liked the beautiful campus and found it to be a peaceful place to study. She also found that Shoreline Community College offered the major that she wanted to study, biochemistry.
Blanche is currently taking Calculus 152, which is her favorite class this quarter. Blanche likes to do really well in her classes so she visits the Math Learning Center to get extra help with some of her assignments and to prepare for tests. Blanche does a lot of studying and one of her favorite places to study on campus is the library. When she wants to study with classmates off campus, she likes to go to Rain Café, not far from the College.
Besides focusing on academic goals, she engages with other members of the campus community and has joined the African Student Club and the Science Club. Joining these clubs helped her to meet friends from the same continent and gave them a chance to share their stories about life in the United States. Through these clubs Blanche has also had an opportunity to meet many domestic students.
As a student leader, she encourages all students to get out and meet new people, participate in clubs and take advantage of all volunteer opportunities that are available.
Shin A Oh