Today I had a lovely conversation with Maria Romo at the Japanese Garden. This is Maria’s first year attending CSULB. She is a freshman majoring in Communication Studies. She originally came in as a Psychology major but after interning for Assembly member Cristina Garcia as a program coordinator she decided she liked this career field and switched to Communications. She is from Cudahy, CA which is near South Gate. She tells me it is a 30-45 minute commute to school everyday. So her home is not too far from CSULB which is why she choose to go to this university. In her free time Maria says she enjoys watching a lot of movies and going hiking. She is currently obsessed with the HBO series Games of Thrones. She claimed she had just watched the season 6 finale right before coming to class. I too am a little obsessed with Game of Thrones so we had a long discussion about our favorite characters in the the show and the questionable things they’ve done. She also learned that her favorite color is evergreen and that she is taking this art class to fulfill her GE requirement. Lastly, when I asked if she had any pets she said no and proceeded to tell me a very gruesome story. She told me she used to own two hamsters a few years ago but one day when she forgot to feed them she claims they ate each other… awful. Check out Maria’s blog here!