My name is Michael and I am a fourth-year Chemistry major from San Diego. This will be my third year as an SI Leader. I became an SI Leader when I saw a great opportunity to help others with difficult concepts that people often struggle with. SI is a great way to get practice on topics outside of class. It really compliments well with CHEM 200/202 since there will be a lot of material that the course covers. When I am not studying or in the lab, I enjoy playing pool and taking long walks around campus. Hope to see you soon!
Hello! My name is Nalani Coleman and I am a second-year Biochemistry major. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. This is my first semester as a CHEM 200/202 SI Leader! Last year, I attended SI to get help with my chemistry (100 and 200) and calculus (150 and 151) classes. Designating time for SI Sessions in my schedule helped me to consistently stop and take time out of the week to spend on that specific class. The more time I spent exposing myself to the material, the better prepared I felt. I am a firm believer that time, practice and persistence are keys to success! SI Sessions helped me understand concepts better by being able to talk and think them out. Applying those concepts to problems helped make difficult classes manageable. I wanted to become an SI Leader because SI helped me tremendously and I wanted to be part of a team that helps others the way others have helped me. I plan on having sessions that are fun, productive, and prepare you for a successful semester of chemistry! I love live music, fashion, walking my dog, anything aquatic, and breakfast foods! I’m excited for the new semester and hope to see you all at one of my sessions! 🙂
Hi everyone, I’m Megan! I’m currently having a mid-college crisis so I don’t know my major anymore. This is going to be my 4th semester as an SI Leader for CHEM 200/202, meaning my 5th time attending the class! Since I am an incoming junior, this means I’ve never had a semester at SDSU without CHEM 200/202! (Apparently, I just love it that much…?? :/) I definitely love dogs, Disney, puns, fun socks, and camping more! (I hope those interests convince you that my life doesn’t revolve around CHEM 200/202 like it seems..!) In all seriousness though, CHEM 200/202, with the help of any of our wonderful SI Leaders, can be fun and so much less stressful than the class is known to be. I hope to see you all at my sessions this semester so I can share with you some cool games, good tips & helpful tricks to help you all do as well as possible!
Hey guys! My name is Isabella and this will be my second semester as an SI instructor for CHEM 200/202! I am originally from Portland, Oregon and I am a third-year Biology major here at State. Because I have been taking sciences courses for three years, I feel that I know the classes pretty well, especially Chemistry! Personally, I have attended SI for the classes I have taken and found them extremely beneficial. I love to help people in the position I have found myself in. I can’t wait for another semester as an SI and get to know you all!
Hi, my name is Regan Mukpik and I am one of the CHEM 200/202 SI Leaders this year. I am double majoring in Kinesiology (Pre-Physical Therapy) and Spanish. This is my second year at SDSU but I am from Monument, Colorado. This is my first semester being an SI Leader and I’m very excited to join the team. This will be my second time taking CHEM 200/202 but I also took CHEM 100 during my first semester. Chemistry is a big part of my major and its prerequisites so I chose to go to SI Sessions because SI is a great opportunity to get some extra help in a more laid-back setting. Sometimes it is really intimidating asking questions to professors and TA’s so SI is a great chance to get help from a fellow student especially since its free! I became an SI Leader because it is a great way to help people and stay refreshed with my Chemistry skills! Outside of school I love traveling, music and going to concerts, and spending time with my friends and family. In the future, I want to go to Medical School and become a doctor in the orthopedic or sports medicine field.
If you’re a stressed student short on time, my sessions are generally about big picture concepts and full of games and activities. Great small talk topics include coffee, movies, and the Bay Area. Ask me about my major and clubs (it’s a mystery). You can also see SI Leader Sammie and me in our online sessions. I am a veteran beginning my fifth semester as a CHEM 200/202 SI Leader. In high school, I struggled a lot with Chemistry. There were a few times where I left the class crying after a lab grade or test. I got through that class successfully because of a fellow classmate sat down and went through concepts. Instead of giving me the answer, he made sure I understood the reasoning. SI echoes these same goals but goes above and beyond in approach. I aspire to be the SI Leader that not only has fun games but empowers students to walk into their exams with confidence.
I’m Sammie and I am a returning SI Leader for Chemistry 200/202. I am a third-year Biology major at SDSU and this is my fourth semester being a CHEM 200/202 Leader. In my sessions, you can expect a lot of high energy, some awkward jokes, and of course, lots of chemistry! My favorite part of SI is getting to know the students who attend and watching them grow into confident chemistry learners. Outside of SI and school, you can usually find me destressing with some heated yoga or playing with my adorable dog. I can’t wait to show you how fun chemistry can be!
Hi, my name is Caden and I am from a small town in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Growing up I spent much time adventuring, whether it was skiing, rafting, or running with my cross country team. I am in my second year at San Diego State. I am majoring in Chemistry with minors in Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies, which I am looking to use as a high school science teacher or a nurse. This will be my first year as an SI Leader for CHEM 200/202. Last year, I attended SI for Chemistry as well as Calculus and found them to be extremely helpful to my own learning. I became an SI Leader because I understand how difficult Chemistry can be, and at times how much of a struggle some of the concepts can be. I want to help others gain a better understanding of this challenging material and find success in the course. For sessions, my goal is to make other students have that “aha” moment that occurs when a difficult concept finally clicks and makes sense while making chemistry interesting and fun along the way. When I’m not figuring out how to balance chemical equations or seeking out hysterical science jokes, I can be found working out on campus with the SDSU Running Club.