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Olivia Gerald

Hey there, future residents! ッ I am so proud of you all for not only getting into the BEST school ever, but also the BEST college ever (woop woop let’s go Muir!). I’m a third year premedical student majoring in Physiology & Neuroscience, and minoring in Psychology and Global Health. I love all things science and little kiddos; I work at a Pediatrics research lab, have worked at a children’s social cognition lab, and am the Chair of my outreach org Saltman Quarterly Biojournalism on campus! I also really love immersing myself in self-care, nature, and volunteering. I work at CorePower Yoga, so if you’d ever like to take a one-week free trial of hot yoga with me, I’m so down! If you love plants✿, I’m growing some right now for you to come visit (my tomato plant is my favorite baby at the moment). I am also in-the-know about a secret cave at Scripps Coastal Reserve if you ever want to go and watch the sunset with me (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I’m super stoked to become friends with each and every one of you, and I’m excited to grow with you during your first year here at the wonderful UC Sandy Eggo!

Samantha Leyva

I’m a third year majoring in Political Science/public law with a minor in literature. As you can probably guess, I absolutely love writing essays, but I also love having fun outside of books. My hobbies include binge watching shows on Netflix and Hulu, going on food adventures, taking midnight walks to see the stars, and just hanging out with friends. I also really love jamming out to good music, admittedly partial to the “rawr XD” genre. When I’m not in San Diego for school, I’m back home in Los Angeles, where my heart truly lies, or at Disneyland, where most of my paychecks go. It’s a good thing I’m in Despicable Me House, the new happiest place on earth!