Name: Irazema Islas
Hometown: San Diego
Involvement at SDSU: Association of Chicana Activist
What are your career goals?: I hope to conduct scientific research and become well known for it.
What’s your favorite thing about San Diego?: The ever changing weather. It’ll be hot one day and sometimes raining the next.
Favorite moment at SDSU so far?: Getting to meet wonderful people that I would not have meet if I had gone to the other school I was planning to attend.
Most embarrassing moment?: One day during swimming practice, I had arrived late and my coach told me to get a kick board from the other side of the pool, and then I swam to other side. I got out so that my coach could help me with my cap, I reached down to get it and he started laughing. I didm’t know why, and he signals me to walk over. Between the gigging he tells that my swimsuit has a major rip right down the middle of my butt.
Do you have a secret talent?: No, but I can touch my nose with my tongue.
What’s a fun fact about you?: I once swam with a 15 foot whale shark.
Favorite holiday and why?: My favorite holiday is Christmas. It’s so cliche, but I love getting together with family I haven’t seen in months and being able to get along, even if it’s just for day.