Addressing the Challenges of Transitioning from High School to College
Presented by: Helia Samani, Undergraduate Student, Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley
The transition from high school to college presents academic and social challenges that can make for a difficult adjustment. This is complicated by the systemic barriers placed on communities, including the California Central Valley, that limit access to resources for students pursuing higher education. This session will address the disparities between college preparation in high school and the actual expectations of university students. Entering college unprepared for its challenges can be discouraging but being aware of the resources available to you can make it easier for you to succeed.
Helia Samani is a third-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley, where she is pursuing a degree in Microbial Biology with a concentration in Host-Pathogen Interactions. Since starting her undergraduate career, she has served as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Daniel Portnoy, under the mentorship of Dr. Ying Feng.
10:00 AM- 10:45 AM PT
Target Audience: High School Students