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Nhi's Letter from San Francisco

See San Francisco from Nhi Pham's perspective

December 28, 2023

Hello from San Francisco!

More than half of the semester has passed, and I’m still amazed by this city whenever I am walking around. Yesterday, we walked to Pier 14 at midnight and spent hours chatting by the gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge. This amazing city always has something to offer, and Minerva students never get bored being around our “city campus.”

From visiting the Chocolate Factory to learn about their production and business, to exploring the Exploratorium to discuss rising sea levels, we have exciting events and activities going on every week, organized by our most dedicated Student Life team. One of my favorite places to explore is the Golden Gate Park. I often go there on the weekends to get some fresh air, admire nature, and spend some time relaxing from schoolwork, classes, and assignments.

Apart from activities organized by the Student Life team, we have the opportunity to explore the city in our own ways too. Last week, I attended Calhacks - the biggest hackathon for university students in the world, and the venue was only a 10-minute walk from our residence hall! The event gathered many big tech companies, sponsors, and mentors, and it was an amazing chance to meet new people and see the rapid changes in the technology industry. As an aspiring Computational Science major, I am deeply grateful to be in the heart of this “tech city” and to have a chance to be exposed to countless opportunities like Calhacks.

Coming back to the residence hall after long days of studying and exploring the city, I am always greeted by sweet smiles and warm hugs from my friends. Minerva has one of the most loving and supportive communities that I know. Spending time chatting with my roommates, or cooking and having dinner together with people in the residence hall is my favorite part of the day before getting back to my room to prepare for the next day’s class. Academics at Minerva are rigorous and challenging, but they are definitely rewarding. Although I sometimes find myself stressing over assignments, I feel incredibly proud after getting through each unit, confidently knowing that I have grown so much from it.

I am filled with gratitude for the amazing opportunity to live at the heart of San Francisco, and I firmly believe that every member of the Class of 2027 is enjoying university life as much as I am.

Warm greetings, 

Nhi 

Class of 2027

Quick Facts

Name
Country
Class
Major

Social Sciences & Business

Business & Computational Sciences

Business and Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Business

Computational Sciences & Social Sciences

Computer Science & Arts and Humanities

Business and Computational Sciences

Business and Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Business, Social Sciences

Business & Arts and Humanities

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Computer Science

Computational Sciences

Arts & Humanities

Computational Sciences, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Social Sciences, Natural Sciences

Data Science, Statistics

Computational Sciences

Business

Computational Sciences, Data Science

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Business, Natural Sciences

Business, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Computational Sciences, Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Computational Sciences, Social Sciences

Business, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Science

Social Sciences, Business

Arts & Humanities

Computational Sciences, Social Science

Natural Sciences, Computer Science

Computational Science, Statistic Natural Sciences

Business & Social Sciences

Computational Science, Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Business

Business

Arts and Humanities

Computational Sciences

Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Computational Sciences

Social Sciences & Computational Sciences

Social Sciences & Arts and Humanities

Computational Science

Minor

Computational Science & Business

Economics

Social Sciences

Concentration

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence & Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Designing Societies & New Ventures

Strategic Finance & Data Science and Statistics

Brand Management and Designing Societies

Data Science & Economics

Machine Learning

Cells, Organisms, Data Science, Statistics

Arts & Literature and Historical Forces

Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science

Cells and Organisms, Mind and Emotion

Economics, Physics

Managing Operational Complexity and Strategic Finance

Global Development Studies and Brain, Cognition, and Behavior

Scalable Growth, Designing Societies

Business

Drug Discovery Research, Designing and Implementing Policies

Historical Forces, Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Artificial Intelligence, Psychology

Designing Solutions, Data Science and Statistics

Data Science and Statistic, Theoretical Foundations of Natural Science

Strategic Finance, Politics, Government, and Society

Data Analysis, Cognition

Brand Management

Data Science and Statistics & Economics

Cognitive Science & Economics

Data Science and Statistics and Contemporary Knowledge Discovery

Internship
Higia Technologies
Project Development and Marketing Analyst Intern at VIVITA, a Mistletoe company
Business Development Intern, DoSomething.org
Business Analyst, Clean Energy Associates (CEA)

Conversation

Hello from San Francisco!

More than half of the semester has passed, and I’m still amazed by this city whenever I am walking around. Yesterday, we walked to Pier 14 at midnight and spent hours chatting by the gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge. This amazing city always has something to offer, and Minerva students never get bored being around our “city campus.”

From visiting the Chocolate Factory to learn about their production and business, to exploring the Exploratorium to discuss rising sea levels, we have exciting events and activities going on every week, organized by our most dedicated Student Life team. One of my favorite places to explore is the Golden Gate Park. I often go there on the weekends to get some fresh air, admire nature, and spend some time relaxing from schoolwork, classes, and assignments.

Apart from activities organized by the Student Life team, we have the opportunity to explore the city in our own ways too. Last week, I attended Calhacks - the biggest hackathon for university students in the world, and the venue was only a 10-minute walk from our residence hall! The event gathered many big tech companies, sponsors, and mentors, and it was an amazing chance to meet new people and see the rapid changes in the technology industry. As an aspiring Computational Science major, I am deeply grateful to be in the heart of this “tech city” and to have a chance to be exposed to countless opportunities like Calhacks.

Coming back to the residence hall after long days of studying and exploring the city, I am always greeted by sweet smiles and warm hugs from my friends. Minerva has one of the most loving and supportive communities that I know. Spending time chatting with my roommates, or cooking and having dinner together with people in the residence hall is my favorite part of the day before getting back to my room to prepare for the next day’s class. Academics at Minerva are rigorous and challenging, but they are definitely rewarding. Although I sometimes find myself stressing over assignments, I feel incredibly proud after getting through each unit, confidently knowing that I have grown so much from it.

I am filled with gratitude for the amazing opportunity to live at the heart of San Francisco, and I firmly believe that every member of the Class of 2027 is enjoying university life as much as I am.

Warm greetings, 

Nhi 

Class of 2027