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November 26, 2012

My name is Christina Iezza, and I am in my third year at Fullerton College. I started August of 2010 and I have enjoyed every semester. I first decided to attend Fullerton College because my cousin said it was where she wanted to go, so I thought I might as well go for it because we always did everything together. For the first year we took almost every class together, with the exception of math classes. I loved the exciting college atmosphere, the campus, and the professors. When I first started attending Fullerton I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career. I had no goals and no set plan for life. But, after a few classes I discover that my real love was for health and science. One semester, my cousin and I decided to take Biology 101 together. I never would have thought that one science class could change my life. Our professor was Dr. Nolan-Riegle, or Dr. N as we called her. Everyone had told me how tough she was, but I decided to take on the challenge. It turns out that Dr. N’s biology class had a huge impact on me. I met a couple friends in that class and now we have a bond I think will last forever. I cannot imagine where I would be if I hadn’t been introduced to those people. I spend every weekend with them and I met my best friend through their mutual friends. I also now consider Dr. N to be a good friend. I created amazing friendships and learned so much about life and nature that I cannot walk outside for five minutes without thinking about the plants and what it takes to create life. This is not the only class that has had an influence on me. About every other semester I meet someone who I know I will remain friends with my entire life. I never expected to come to a community college and create so many networks of relationships with people. I wish I had gotten involved with the clubs around campus to get myself out there more, but I decided to focus on the academics aspect. After a few more classes, I discovered that what I wanted to do in life was to be an Ultrasound Technician. I am planning to get my degree either in nursing or health science and I hope to transfer to a four-year university and continue my education. For the incoming or current students, I suggest that you buckle down and work hard to get the classes you need done to finish at Fullerton College and move on to the next chapter in your academic career. But, while you are here, make sure you enjoy it and met as many new people as possible because you never know what friends you will make in each semester.