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A ton of things! I wish I knew about deadlines by my junior year - I was not aware of how in advance you had to apply. Many students feel pressure about what major they declare entering into college, however, on average students will change their majors five times - it's an exploration. And that mentorship and relationships with professors are really important if you are interested in continuing on for a higher degree.

Annie Isabel Fukushima '99

University of Hawaii & University of California, Bekeley

BA American Studies and English, High Honors |
MA Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies |
PhD Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima is a graduate of the PCHS Class of 1999. She is currently a professor at the University of Utah with the School for Cultural & Social Transformation. Dr. Fukushima published the award-winning book, Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the United States (2019) with a tier one academic press – Stanford University Press (SUP). Her research covers issues of border-violence, gender-based violence, immigration, race, and transnational theories. Dr. Fukushima has a deep commitment to teaching, having taught at a range of universities, including community colleges, state universities (SFSU), liberal arts college (Scripps College), and tier-one universities (Rutgers University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Santa Cruz, and University of Utah).

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I was in band (bassoonist) and in clubs. I also worked while in high school.

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