Julianna B.

Tour Guides and Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2023

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Major: English

Concentration: Literature

Secondary Major: Media and Communication Studies

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

BJ's Brewhouse--NOT BJ's the grocery store! Their pizookies are why I go there every year on my birthday (they're free on that day!)

How has UMBC helped you grow?

Living with and being surrounded by so many people my age has taught me things about myself that I wouldn't have known before: how I do in new, completely unfamiliar situations; how I handle conflict; how good I am at managing my time- the list goes on! I've had a lot of opportunities to step out of my comfort zone as well as sit tight and give myself space from others. Being a tour guide has helped with my confidence and leadership skills!

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

my friends and I played frisbee on Erickson Field every Tuesday and Thursday, and I had a lot of fun and got to be a part of something consistent on campus that brought me closer to others!

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

English 271, Intro to Fiction Writing and I love it! I am learning and growing so much as a writer already, so I can't wait to see where it takes me!

I'm passionate about...

My Faith Live music Reading novels Writing Creative writing

I'm involved with...

Honors College Humanities CRU Bartleby
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