Who am I
Name: Gracie Rodriguez
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Honors/Honors LLC: Yes
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
My advice would be to get involved as soon as you can, but more importantly make sure to take time to yourself. College can get overwhelming and the adjustment is harder on some than others, so just be sure to set aside time to be alone and reset before each week.
My favorite part about being a student at The University of Iowa is the community that comes along with being a Hawkeye. No matter where you go I feel like you can always find Hawk fans or Iowa alum, and I think that makes being a student here really special.
I love going to all Iowa sporting events, especially football and basketball games. However on weekends that are not gameday's I enjoy exploring all the shops and restaurants downtown with my friends.
In the college of engineering I have recently joined the Biomedical Engineering Student Society and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. I am new to both clubs but, I'm excited to experience them throughout the year.
My favorite engineering course I've taken was Intro to Engineering Computing. This class introduced me to all things coding because I had never taken a computing class before, and I really enjoyed getting to learn a whole new concept. My favorite non-engineering course was Physical Activity and Health, I thought this class was very interesting and directly applicable to everyday life.
Something fun about me was that I was on the football team in high school! I learned a lot about football, teamwork and commitment, and it definitely encouraged my love for the sport.