Adriana M.

Tour Guides and Undergraduate Student at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg


Class of 2026

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Mechatronics

Why did you choose Penn State Harrisburg?

For its incredible sense of community. Everywhere I turn, there's a face and a chance to meet new people. Also, the smaller class sizes and the professors' dedication to help. I myself have struggled, and reaching out to a professor has always led to improvement. It's a place where you're not just a number; you're family.

What is student life like at PSU Harrisburg?

You start your day with breakfast from Outpost (maybe a drink from Biscotti’s if you pulled an all-nighter). Then, off to classes you go. Between classes, it's all about chilling and enjoying the breaks. After a full day of soaking in knowledge, you head back home. Now, weekends? The campus always has awesome events lined up. One of my all-time favorites was the trip to Broadway to watch "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

What advice would you give your high school self?

Take a deep breath. Trust that what's meant to be will find its way. Remember, your future is in your hands, but be open to change. Embrace it, because that's where growth happens.

The faculty at Penn State Harrisburg are...

Awesome, amazing, and every synonym for the word fantastic.

I'm passionate about...

Volleyball Ritmo Latino Dance

I'm involved with...

SWE (Society of Women Engineers) Latino Club Penn State Lion Ambassadors Spanish Club
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