Faces of PUC: Bethanee Tabura 

Bethanee Tabura is studying health sciences and fine arts. From hearing how strong her respective majors are at the college, receiving scholarships from high school, and her mother and sister being PUC alumnas, the decision process on where to attend school was simple. 

What is your dream job?  

When it comes to my dream job, it honestly keeps on changing. Typically, it ranges anywhere from a famous architect in Chicago to an at-home artist on the west coast to maybe designing/building sets for sitcoms or just a hairdresser- publishing a few memoirs would be incredible too. Literally, anything that allows me to waste my time creating and getting paid for it. 

How does that compare to what you wanted to be when you were young?  

As far as how my current dream job differs from my childhood dream job- it’s not much different. I don’t remember really growing up dreaming about working one day. I was mostly worried about being awesome and getting good grades, but I did consider being a hairdresser more than once. 

What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?  

Call me crazy, but one of my, if not my most favorite thing about being a part of PUC is the family legacies within it. It’s such a tight-knit community that you can’t help but be secretly related to a few of your fellow students who were, at first glance, presumably strangers. For example, when my roommate (Leila Beltran) and her parents saw my parents while we were moving into our new dorm room, they instantly knew each other. Turns out her mom attended the same summer camp that my parents worked at/”fell in love” at and remembered my parents. A few short years later, both of our parents were beneath the same roof again. Leila and I were both born during the same month at Loma Linda hospital, and now we’re roommates by sheer coincidence! 

Where is your favorite place in the world?  

The beach

If you had to be trapped in a movie for a day, what movie would you choose? Why?  

Any of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. It would be like the Star Wars universe (which is a close second) because you could explore an entire fictional galaxy’s worth of stuff, but you would be constantly entertained by a witty cast and bomb soundtrack. I’m glad I would be limited to one day because I would get very motion sick. 

What is something you’re passionate about?  

People! I am quite passionate about people. The fact that entire groups of people are seemingly so boring but individuals are so complex just completely amazes me, and I love to just wait and see how each person defies their own stereotype. I think people are so interesting and as painstakingly predictable as they can be sometimes- I just love it when they surprise you with that one obscure hobby like collecting crayons. 

Recommend a place to go in the Bay Area on a weekend  

EASY. I would suggest that you visit that little park/trail by the Golden Gate Bridge–I think it’s called Lands End–but you have to have your own car, so you can just park and open up the trunk and sit there and watch romcoms alone on your laptop all afternoon while eating a giant burrito, strawberries with Nutella, and a kombucha. If you have the pleasure of staying for the weekend, get another burrito to-go so you can bike across the golden gate bridge, grab lunch at a small café on the other side, take the ferry back to Pier 39, and reward yourself with the honey-roasted almonds at the little canopy/stand on the pier- you can thank me later. 

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