Sorority sister reflects on her time at CSUSM


Gayana Parsegova, Opinion Editor

Born and raised in Fallbrook, CA Brianna Sampson,  currently a fourth year at CSUSM majoring in Biology. She aspires to attend veterinary school within a year and work alongside animals. She is also a member of Delta Zeta and former treasurer on the executive board of the organization.


What inspired you to pursue a Biology major?

I pursued Biology as my major because it is my ultimate career goal to become a large animal veterinarian. I am also passionate about conservation and taking care of the Earth. I have always been interested in the sciences as they are at the core of life itself.


Why did you choose CSUSM over other universities for your undergraduate career?

I chose to attend Cal State San Marcos because it is close to home. Family is extremely important to me, and being away from them was not an option. Also, I chose CSUSM because it is a smaller university and it gives me opportunities to do things like take interesting science labs as well as develop personal relationships with professors.


What attracted you to join Delta Zeta, and what’s your favorite activity in it?

My best friend (wink, wink) pushed me to join a sorority. My favorite activity is our sisterhood events. These events have included ugly Christmas sweater parties, retreats, and endless lunch dates.


Any advice for freshman and transfer students you would like to offer?

Be bold. Break out of your comfort zone. Talk to your colleagues, your professors,  and organizations. Get involved but stay focused. Most importantly, live for the present, because these are going to be some of the most memorable years of your life, and they go way too fast.