Faces of PUC: Marriah Smith 

Born in Modesto, CA, is senior student Marriah Smith who is majoring in biology and business management for medical professionals. The faculty from PUC’s biology department is her favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneers family. Knowing she can count on them in a crisis or receive great advice- they have become a part of Marriah’s family. 

What is your dream job? 

To become a veterinarian.  

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

When I was 5 years old, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I’ve always wanted to be some kind of doctor.  

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

I love the faculty in the biology department. They have become a part of my family. I’m so grateful for them. I know I can count on any of them if I’m ever in a crisis, or just need advice. I also love taking care of all the animals in Clark Hall. Especially the snakes.  

Where is your favorite place in the world, and why? 

I don’t have a favorite destination. For me it’s all about the people and animals I’m surrounded by. Being around good people and being in the company of animals is where I’m happiest. I’m also happy whenever I’m spending time in nature, like in my garden.  

What is something you’re passionate about? 

I’m passionate about cooking, gardening, conservation, and animals.   

Can you recommend a place to go in the Bay Area on a weekend? If so, where?

I would suggest going to San Francisco to eat at one of Michael Mina’s restaurants.  

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