Margarita Henslee

B.S. Microbiology

Margarita Henslee

Meet Margarita Henslee! Pictured here is a photo of Margarita with her copy of Nota Bene 2019, where her paper titled "Views and Theories of Scientific Truth," was published!

How have you stayed focused during this pandemic?

Through The Bio/Diversity Project Leadership Program I have helped co-create a panel series for underrepresented communities to diversity leadership in environmental science. I'm a scholar in the Arizona Science Engineering and Math Scholar (ASEMS) program. I co-wrote the grant that funds our four panel series in the spring. I co-wrote the grant that funds our four panel series in the spring. I am also an All-Arizona Academic Team Scholar which is a pretty amazing thing for a transfer student! Check out this site for more information: https://www.azregents.edu/programs/all-arizona-academic-team

What are things you like to do at home?

I'm kind of homeless/insecure (nothing permanent or secure) so to be honest, I just try to focus on school. When I have the time, I don't have a kitchen, but I do have an instagram that is focused on cooking without a kitchen as a vegan. Which I think can be fun. 

What are your hobbies?

 I love nature walks, hiking, and swimming. I have traveled to 22 states and lived in 8 states during my 20s. My favorite place to live was Hawai'i, my favorite place to visit is San Francisco. I love reading, I was taught how to read when I was 3 and never stopped loving it. My favorite book is "Wicked: Life and Time of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire.

What is your favorite UA memory?

I have very little experience being on campus because of covid, but my favorite memory was getting our green fund approval for the panel series we all worked hard on. 

What is your advice for other students?

Utilize your resources and use the SOS help when you don't know where to go. During the pandemic, I discovered that many of our professors and TAs are willing to work with us when something comes up. Just communicate with your instructors. Email them and go to office hours.