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

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 advice to prospective students...

is there truly is something for everybody on campus, and so many opportunities! The best advice I was given was to try multiple clubs your freshman year and then narrow them down throughout your time at UMBC to really invest in what you love. It's helped me to try some activities I wouldn't have normally joined.

I chose UMBC because...

I felt very welcomed and comfortable in the Humanities Scholars program! Being with people who think like I do in terms of academics is really nice; we all have a lot of the same interests and passions!

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!

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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