My name is Michael and I am a third year Chemistry major from San Diego. This will be my second year as a SI Leader. I became an SI Leader when I saw a great opportunity to help others with difficult concepts that people often struggle with. On the rare occasions I am not on campus, you can find me at a bowling alley.
Hey I’m Megan and this is my 3rd semester being an SI Leader for Chem 200! I’m a Mechanical Engineering major from Torrance, CA. I became an SI Leader because when I took Chemistry my freshman year I struggled at first, then tried SI, and was super successful. So, I figured I might as well try to help others see that Chem 200 isn’t as scary as it is made out to be. With a couple hours of group work and some fun games at SI- anyone can pass this class, So don’t be afraid to stop by my sessions! I love to talk about camping, Disney, and cool printed socks if any of you want to use that as an ice breaker when you come in! Hope everyone has a great semester!
Hi! My name is Mikayla Krzmarzick and I am second year Biology major with an emphasis in Ecology. This semester marks the fourth time I will have taken this class with three of those times thanks to SI! A big goal of mine this semester is to make my chemistry sessions as fun as humanly possible so come ready to joke around but also get serious about your chem grade. As a native SoCal resident (Redondo Beach to be specific) I consequently love beach days and overpriced coffee. I wanted to become an SI Leader to help out those students who were in my same shoes while also trying to make studying for it not such a drag. I am looking forward to this semester with you all!
Hi! My name is Jason Lee and I am from a small suburb, Clayton, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a third year Nutrition major, minoring in finance. I have been an SI Leader since the Fall of 2016, and I wanted to become an SI Leader to help students succeed in the course. My favorite hobby is snowboarding, and I love going to concerts.
Hi, my name is Isabella and I’m from Portland, Oregon! I am a second year Bio student with an emphasis in Zoology/Marine Bio and I am pursuing a career in Shark ecology. This will be my first year as a SI instructor but I am a reoccuring attendee for my other courses. I relied on SI for my chemistry classes as well as a few others. Through my experiences, I saw how helpful the sessions were. I realized that this is something I would love to contribute to, helping students understand chemistry and see that it is not impossible!
If you’re a stressed student short on time, my sessions are generally about big picture concepts and full of games and activities. Expect to be moving around and working with others at my sessions. I am a veteran beginning my fourth semester as a CHEM 200 SI Leader. Great small talk topics include coffee, movies, and the Bay Area. If you have a little time on your hands, please continue for the longer description of who I am. My places of residence have been Mountain View, Santa Rosa, Palo Alto, and San Diego. This fall I will begin my third year at SDSU pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments: Biology, Chemistry, and Philosophy with the Honors minor. Currently, my main goal is to become a doctor who helps treat chronic conditions. Later in life, I want to have my own greeting card company full of nerdy puns. Students, keep an eye out for my memes in lecture. My sophomore year of high school I struggled 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 who sat down with me and went through concepts. Instead of giving me the answer, he made sure I understood the reasoning. SI echoes these sames 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.
Hello everyone! My name is Sammie Trescott and I am from San Diego, CA. I am a sophomore at SDSU and I am a biology major. I hope to one day become a physicians assistant after I get my undergraduate degree. This is my first semester being an SI Leader and I am a part of the Chemistry 200 team. I became an SI Leader because I think that I would be able to help other students learn while also solidifying the concepts for myself. I really enjoy helping others figure concepts out so I hope this will satisfy that! If I’m not studying or in school, you can find me with my dog. We love to go on hikes and drive around with our little family. I hope to see everyone in my session!
Hi there! My name is Athena Berridge and I am a third year, Kinesiology emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy student here at San Diego State University. I have been an SI Leader since Fall of 2016, making this my fourth semester with the program. I became an SI Leader simply because I enjoy helping others academically. I also enjoy taking my dog to the park and working out.