Reid Nebrija is a senior majoring in Physical Education
What is your home town, and what is something interesting about it.
I was born and raised in Pearl City, Hawaii on the island of O`ahu. My house is less
than a ½ a mile from and overlooks Pearl Harbor.
Why did you choose to come to Weber State?
During my years of high school I knew that I definitely wanted to attend school in the
mainland. For a semester I had the opportunity to experience a Southern California life
in Santa Monica. It was beautiful and awesome, but very expensive. I returned home
to attend a local community college as I took the time to search for a school where I
could fully focus on what I wanted to achieve—a bachelor’s degree. That’s when I
decided to come to Weber State University. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been asked a
million times ‘Why Utah?!’. I love the cold (not too cold), I love snowboarding, and I’ve always believed ‘Home will always be home’.
Tell us your biggest accomplishment or favorite memory (or both) from your
time at Weber State.
My biggest accomplishment here at Weber State would have to be receiving the Honor Award for having a GPA of 3.5 and above, for four almost five semesters straight. It’s a personal accomplishment for me and I thank each and every one of my WSU professors for helping me get to where I am today.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation I plan to enjoy my final summer here in Utah before heading back home to Hawaii. There, I plan
to find a job teaching physical education in the schools and coaching volleyball on the side.
How do you like to spend your leisure time?
When I have time to spare I usually spend it watching TV or movies, playing video games, or keeping track of my favorite sports teams.
Tell us about your activities outside of school (community service, hobbies, etc.)
Here in Utah I enjoy snowboarding, hiking, riding my bike, playing any sports, going to Antelope Island, working on my truck, and cooking local Hawaiian food.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that we don’t know.
I’m a huuuuuugggeeeee hockey fan! My first semester here I was living in Promontory Tower and met a bunch of guys from Chicago. They got me into watching games with them and rooting for their hometown team. At the time, it was ‘playoff hockey’ and was intense and exciting to watch. I was hooked. Since then I’ve been a really big Blackhawks fan and hope to attend my first Hawks game at the Madhouse in Chicago sometime soon!
P.S. I’ve been a Blackhawks fan since the year before they won the Cup. So don’t call me a bandwagon fan :P Haha!