Freshman profile: Maria Chavez

High school and hometown: Southridge High School, Beaverton, Ore.

My academic interests include: Pre-medicine, Biochemistry, Biology.

What I like to do for fun: Make random plans with friends to random places.

People might be surprised to know: I moved to Oregon from Venezuela when I was 10 years old.

I chose Oregon because: Amazing community and campus and close to home.

My favorite band is: Coldplay .

iPhone or Android: That's easy — iPhone. 

Scholarships I've received include: Summit Scholarship, Diversity Excellence Scholarship, UO general scholarship

When I think of Oregon: I think of trees...and green 

The thing about college I'm most looking forward to is: Higher level classes and freedom to make up my own schedule. And Duck games.

The one personal item I must bring to college is: So cliche, but my stuffed owl "Hedwig."

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