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Faces of PUC: Ugonna Nathan

Meet one of our seniors, Ugonna Nathan. She’s from Fresno and majors in Pre-Med, B.S. in Biochemistry, and A.S. in Health Sciences. Ugonna’s dream job is to be a doctor, and with her dream graduate school being Loma Linda University, she chose to attend PUC after her father told her about the connections PUC has with LLU. “I wanted to take full advantage of that opportunity, especially since PUC and Loma Linda’s missions align with my beliefs.”

What is your dream job? 

My dream job is to be a doctor.

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

When I was younger, I wanted to be a pediatrician. I liked helping my mom take care of my two little brothers. I only had an older sister when I was younger, so I was so excited to be a big sister. I think that’s where my passion to work with children came from and I was excited when I found out that’s exactly what a pediatrician does.

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

My favorite thing about the Pioneers family is how welcoming everyone is. Coming to PUC as a transfer student during the pandemic was scary. I was nervous that I missed out on my chance to make friends. But at PUC, there were so many opportunities that allowed me to make new connections with such supportive friends and mentors that I am so grateful for.

Where is your favorite place in the world? 

My favorite place in the world is Nigeria. I love spending time with my family there. I’ve been there three times and I can’t wait to go again! Nothing beats African food straight from the motherland.

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

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

What is something you’re passionate about? 

Food. I love trying new foods.

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

I want to visit the San Francisco Aquarium.