Once the second symposium session was about to begin and the attendees began leaving, the professors gathered us together to take our very last pictures as a LCS cohort. I found this part of the event to be really sad, because that’s when I realized I will no longer be able to see my classmates again each Wednesday for class. Therefore, today not only represents the last day of class, but also the last day of the entire 2017-2018 Life Course Scholars Program. In essence, this means a few of us will be graduating this school year, whereas most of us will be finishing up our last few years at UC San Diego. Overall, I’m really grateful that I got the opportunity to truly get to know my classmates and professors. Hopefully, the professors decide to create an LCS alumni event in the near future, so we can all see each other again, and laugh at the good times we’ve had together while in the LCS Program. Until next time!
-Stephanie Dorado-Ponce (2017-2018, Life Course Scholar)