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Jenna Levy

My name is Jenna Levy and I am a senior at UCF with a major in Biotechnology. I graduated from Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida in 2012. My favorite classes at UCF have been Molecular Biology I, Biochemistry, and Pathogenic Microbiology. I love taking courses that explain pathways and mechanisms in depth, and don’t just force you to memorize a ton of information. I wanted to get involved with the STEM Ambassador program because I absolutely love science and I want to encourage K-12 students to get as involved with STEM as they possibly can. I have done a lot of undergraduate research in my time at UCF, and I hope to be able to share my story with people and to inspire them to make their own paths in the STEM fields. If I could give any advice about STEM at UCF, it would be to know yourself and to know your resources. It took me a very long time to figure out what method of studying works best for me, but once I got it down studying became so much easier. Also, utilize all of the help and opportunities UCF offers to help you succeed. If you’re struggling, don’t panic! There will always be someone who took your classes before you, so reach out to them and ask them for help or how they studied when they took  the class. Stressing only takes away valuable time that you could use to be doing much more productive things. When I’m not in class, I enjoy working out, hanging out with friends, and playing with my puppy.