Meet the Graduate
Meet Michelle, a Health Science major, graduating from Sacramento State University class of 2021! Michelle is originally from Martinez, California, a small city in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. When asked why she decided to attend Sac State, Michelle said “I wanted to get away from home, but still be near. It was the perfect distance for me. I loved the campus and the environment. There is so much green on the campus, it’s so beautiful.”
Located in the capital of the nation’s largest state, Sacramento State truly lives up to its city slogan “City of Trees.” Sacramento State has more than 400 tree species, including 20 varieties of oak and pine, scattered throughout the campus. Temperatures can get dripping hot during grad sessions at CSUS, so I am happy whenever we can cool down under the shade of a giant tree. During our grad session, Michelle was a trooper. If it wasn’t for my iPhone app showing it was near 100 degrees, you would never be able to tell by looking at her. She kept cool. and displayed a positive attitude throughout the session😎
We began our session by photographing Michelle at the very popular Sac State school sign near the J street entrance. We followed that location with some quick photos under the tunnel, a favorite location of mine, on the way back to the parking garage. Walking from location to location can be very time consuming at this campus. Therefore, we hopped on our cars and drove to the other side of campus. We then proceeded to taking some photos at the must have Guy west bridge. Finally, we concluded our session at one of the many tree walkways on campus.
With her college days soon coming to an end, Michelle is now focused on her dream job. “I’d like to become a registered nurse. It’s a career that I have a passion for. I want to be able to make a difference in people’s lives. I plan on attending nursing school soon.” In the meantime, Michelle can be found working out, shopping, or watching basketball. Fun fact: Michelle used to play basketball in high school 🏀
Below are some of our favorite Sac State grad photos from our session with Michelle. Enjoy!
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