Prof. Westengard | O628 | Fall 2022

Balia Michelle Melendez

My name is Balia Melendez. I am a junior at city tech. My academic goals are to accomplish my bachelors degree in healthcare policy and management. My goal is to get my bachelors degree and get my master degree in Boston some day. During this summer I started to read more which became a hobby of mine. I was literally surprised because I wasn’t the type of person to grab a book when I got bored and now I grab a book when I get bored. My personal interests are baking, building legos, shopping, grabbing coffee and watching k-dramas. I love the aquarium. It’s crazy how big the ocean is and we haven’t even explored the ocean fully. 80% of the ocean is unmapped,unobserved and unexplored that’s crazy. What do you think gothic means? I think it has to do something with the dark side or horror/ mysteries. 


  1. steven lantigua

    I also find the ocean fascinating and it’s fun to learn what new discovery people find underwater, like the Bigfin squid or the Gummy Squirrel.

    • Laura Westengard

      Steven, what are the bigfin squid and gummy squirrel?!

  2. Laura Westengard

    Nice to meet you Balia! It is great to hear that you have started reading as a hobby. Isn’t it wonderful to always have something to do when you are bored (or stuck on the train or in the doctor’s office)? What is your favorite type of reading?

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