A Day in the Life: Jessica Bajada Silva (CAS)


8:00 a.m.
Wake up in my on-campus apartment in South Campus and grab a bite for breakfast while going over what I have to do for the day.

9:15 a.m.
Walk to the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) for class.

9:30 a.m.
International Resource Management. This class is focused on land conservation but also works to help students explore various career pathways in conservation. We are working on a project where we interview someone in the conservation field to get a better understanding of what kind of careers are available.

10:45 a.m.
Head from class to the George Sherman Union (GSU) for an early lunch. On the menu today: Takin’ It to the Street and coffee from Starbucks. After lunch, I stick around the GSU and do some homework until my next class.


12:30 p.m.
Walk over to Kilachand Hall for my Kilachand Honors College class, The Process of Discovery. Juniors in Kilachand Honors College take this course to design and plan the details of their Keystone proposal. I’m currently in the midst of planning the methodology of my Keystone project, which involves analysis of the Carbon Neutral Plan for Boston.

3:15 p.m.
Walk back to my apartment.

3:30 p.m.
Snack on fruit, do homework, have some dinner, and get ready for practice.


6:45 p.m.
Walk to the Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec).

7:00 p.m.
Synchronized Swimming practice! We practice on land for an hour before heading to the pool from 8 to 10. Synchronized Swimming is by far my biggest commitment outside of classes. We practice and compete against varsity schools, but we’re only a club sport (and we manage to hold our own, too!).

10:20 p.m.
Catch the BU Shuttle back to South Campus with my teammate, Elyse.

10:30 p.m.
Get home, unpack, and finish up some school work.

11:30 p.m.
Time for bed! I have class at 9 a.m. tomorrow.