Office Hours Open Doors

  • Alma_Matters
  • 19 Sep, 2021

Office Hours Open Doors

By Alma_Matters

August 31, 2021


Episode #140:

 Jemina Bouma Perez on Rice: Cognitive Science, Passion for Education, and Culture of Care.

Jemina Bouma Perez is a graduate of Rice University with a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science.

At Rice, Professors encouraged students to come to office hours, not just to discuss the course material, but to speak with them.

Jemina was persuaded and visited during office hours.

The summer after Freshman year, Jemina was in a rut, without summer plans. She decided to go home and relax.

Shortly after, a Spanish Professor reached out to her about a community volunteer opportunity in Nicaragua.

He had seen a bulletin and thought she might be interested.

She was.

Jemina spent the next 2 months in the Boaco region of Nicaragua with a couple of volunteers helping a community of 350 people get on the internet and learn how to use laptops and computers.

Visiting during office hours turned a dry summer into a cool experience!

In the Podcast with Jemina Bouma Perez, we discussed this and other topics: 

  • Choosing Rice University
  • Majoring in Cognitive Science
  • A Passion for Teaching & Education
  • Advice to Aspiring Students

If you are college-bound, this Podcast is a must listen to be inspired and motivated about your own future.

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