Dominican To-Do List: Sightseeing in Sausalito

Biology major Briana Chavez '19 knew at age 10 she wanted a career in medicine. This summer she is working with Scribe America while deciding which med school or Master's program to enter to pursue her doctorate. When asked what she enjoyed most at Dominican on and off campus this is what she said:

• Best place to hang out in Marin: Sausalito has beautiful scenery of the ocean and overlooks San Francisco. There is a park area right at the foot of the pier, where anyone can just sit and study or have a picnic. Walking downtown is a great experience, due to its extravagant restaurants, hotels, and unique shops.

• Best place to study on campus: Chilly’s Cafe. It’s a great place for group or individual studying and it’s casual, lively, and there are these big open windows that let the sun stream in.

• Best place to eat off campus: The Chicken Pad-Thai at Thai Smile on Fourth Street.

• Favorite way to spend a weekend in or near Marin: There are trails to hike behind the residence halls that give you magnificent views of San Rafael, the Richmond Bridge, and even Mt. Tam.

• Defining moment at Dominican/or memory that will stay with you forever: Text-message from Dr. Spain saying I had been chosen to be in her research group. Being in her lab has brought me a second family, and has put me in the track in being a well-rounded researcher.

• Most inspiring professor: Dr. Diara Spain.

• Advice to a new student: This is a small campus, so get to know your professors and go to class, because they will notice. Do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and get involved in student-led clubs, student government, or campus ministry. Talk to new people and build connections, because we’re all in a network. Everyone must go to Double Rainbow for ice cream on Fourth Street. Last, make your time at Dominican the best four years of your life.


Read Brianna's story at Dominican.


August 2, 2019