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First semesters are always exciting — and they can also be overwhelming. Just ask first-year student Armi-Lee Amerila.
“My first semester was an adjustment,” she recalls. “But it is also the most memorable year of my life.”
Armi-Lee says her transition from high school to university went smoothly thanks to her friends and her professors.
“Having a network of friends around me gave me the comfort zone I needed,” she says. “My professors really cared about me and my future. One particular professor, Dr. Tracey Roemmele, never ceased to make me laugh and smile. She’s the very definition of chill. She really helped ease my stress during my first semester.”
Although course schoolwork occupies much of her time, Armi-Lee keeps a busy social schedule, hanging out with friends, hiking in the coulees and enjoying photography. Then there’s her music.
“My friend Christian and I share a passion for music. We make music videos of covers and originals and post them on YouTube to share with others. This is one of the things I love doing most.”
Armi-Lee’s long-term plan is to become a science teacher. “I see myself educating the young minds of the world and helping them find their inspiration.”
Until then, she’s a student mentor at uLethbridge, helping other new students adjust to university life.