CHEM 200 TEAM
I am a freshman physics major also pursuing a minor in astronomy. Physics is my passion and I hope to be an astronomer one day working for NASA. I have lived in San Diego since Sophmore year of highschool. Before that, I lived in Seattle Washington, and grew up in Fort Worth Texas. This is my first semester being an SI Leader and I am very excited. I became an SI Leader because I went every week and I got from it more confidence in class. It was very helpful to me and I want to help others become confident in class like I did. I enjoy learning, and being an SI Leader gives me am opportunity to help others learn. Science is fun and that is why I wanted to become an SI Leader for chemistry. My hobbies include watching movies, working out, and rock climbing. I rock climb 3 times a week and love it. I am apart of the climbing club on campus. The club goes on trips to places like Yosemite every other weekend and it is a ton of fun. We also climb and workout together at the local climbing gym, and compete in competitions throughout the year.
Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and this will be my first semester with assisting Chemistry 200. If you recognize me, that’s because I was with CHEM 100 last semester! I am a sophomore studying kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. My eventual goal is to become a physician assistant (if Stanford or USC will accept me!) As a southern California native, some of my favorite things to do are going to the beach, cooking, working out, and traveling with my family and friends. Even though I decided on pursuing a career in the medical field, the arts will always hold a special place in my heart- I was a competitive dancer for fourteen years. I wanted to become an SI leader as soon as I heard about the program. When I took Chemistry 200 my freshman year, Supplemental Instruction was so helpful in learning key concepts. The sessions went above and beyond to make sure that we all understood the material— and I want to do the same for you! I’m so excited to have you join me this upcoming semester! 🙂
Hello everyone! My name is Megan, I’m a 4th year Math major, & this will be my 7th time being an SI Leader for Chem 200 (holy guacaMOLE) ! At this point I have 6.02 x 10²³ problems but understanding this class is not one of them. Although I struggled when I took this class as a freshman, SI saved my grade and I genuinely hope you all come visit my sessions and take advantage of this fun and FREE resource! I really love talking about traveling, camping, river rafting- anything outdoorsy really (also puns make life infinitely better). So, I can’t wait to get to know all of you and share my best advice, tips, and tricks for having a successful experience in this class!
Hey! My name is Lauren and I am from Sacramento CA! I am a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, and this will be my second semester as an SI leader for CHEM 200. During my free time, you can find me hanging with friends, going the gym or going shopping. When I took this class as a freshman, I regularly attended SI sessions and found it to be such a fun way to keep up with the course material. Not only was I able to be on track with the course material, but my grades increased tremendously! It was also a great place to meet a lot of other students taking the class, which was really helpful as a new freshman in college. My favorite thing about SI is the energy that it can bring into a classroom, because the excitement that comes along with understanding a difficult concept is unmatchable. These sessions helped me develop a love for chemistry and I hope that I will be able to help some of you find that excitement for chemistry as well! I’m really excited for this semester and I really hope to see you guys in my sessions!
Hi! My name is Mikayla Krzmarzick and I am a 4th year biology major here at SDSU. I am a SoCal native, Redondo Beach to be specific, and have absolutely loved living in SD for the past 3.5 years. When I am not studying I am usually hiking in Mission Trails Regional Park, getting Thai food, and hanging with my friends. This is my 5th semester as an SI Leader for CHEM 200 (idk how that happened) but I am just as excited to begin this semester as when I first started! I chose to become an SI leader way back in the Spring 2017 because I loved attending SI sessions as a student in the class and thought that it would be a fulfilling and dynamic job. I was not wrong. Prepare yourself for terrible (but always relevant) chem jokes, off the wall activities, and the opportunity to really understand the gist of this class. Hope to see you at my sessions!
Hi everybody! My name is Isabella and I am a fourth (and final!) year Biology major with an emphasis in Zoology. I will hopefully be beginning my PhD in the Fall, working with the biology of apex predators. I have been an SI Leader for Chem 200 for five semesters, and each semester contributes to my growing passion for chemistry! I am excited to share this passion with you all! I am originally from Portland, Oregon so come talk to me about the Blazers or basketball anytime. I also love the ocean, sharks, my bearded dragon, and Game of Thrones. I look forward to getting to know you all and to see you in my sessions! Cheers to a great semester.
Hi everyone! My name is Anji and I’m from Sacramento, CA. I’m a first-year biology student on a pre-med track and I took CHEM 200 my first semester at SDSU. After hearing about how difficult this class can be, my roommate and I made a pact to attend SI multiple times a week, leading to an enhanced understanding of chemistry and higher test scores. Understanding the content in this class is essential for many students, as other major classes will build upon it. Anyone can succeed in Chem 200/202 and I decided to become an SI Leader in order to help students realize this. I strongly encourage everyone to work hard as consistently as possible and watch it pay off throughout the semester. Another reason I became an SI Leader is that I think chemistry is incredibly interesting. I love SDSU and in my microscopically small amounts of free time, I like to ski, go to the beach, and volunteer. I am a part of the American Medical Student Association on campus and I volunteer with a wound clinic in Tijuana. We, SI Leaders, are here so you won’t struggle by yourself. I can’t wait to see you all in one of my sessions! 🙂
Why do chemists like nitrates? They’re cheaper than day rates. Hi all, my name is Caden Unholz. I am going into my third year as a Biology major, but who knows if that will last. This will be my second year as an SI Leader for CHEM 200, I became an SI Leader because when I took CHEM 200 I found the program super helpful. And I wanted to be a part of that, I wanted to help my peers have the same aw ha moments I would have during sessions as all the concepts I had learned in class suddenly clicked with all the practice in session. In my sessions I will always try and keep things fun and interesting, I like to play games, hang man and tic-tac-toe are some of my favorites, make jokes, the worse the better, but most importantly I want to help you guys get the grades you want and understand the material of CHEM 200 so you can move on to classes like CHEM 201 and 232. One interesting fact is I don’t like avocado, people say I’m a bad Californian. But to me it is green, squishy, and gross, ironically enough though mint chip ice cream is my favorite though.