Hometown: Scotia, N.Y.
Major: Biological Sciences
"Through a cousin’s friend, I was recommended to check out Southern Vermont College (SVC). When I came to visit SVC, seeing the mountains surrounding the campus, breathing in fresh air and sensing the quietness, I knew this is where I wanted to go to college. In the beginning, my first semester was hard – being homesick and getting used to college life. Soon after, I made a lot of friends and took advantage of SVC’s Fitness Center to prepare for softball during the spring semester"
Julianna likes to hike and explore the campus trails. She spends a lot of time with her dog, Kane, when she can, and enjoys watching the soccer games at Everett Field. She also likes to sing and listens to various artists – a favorite is singer/songwriter Demi Lovato. Julianna says of Lovato, “In her songs, she shows how low you can get, but you can always get back up. She’s ‘raw’”! Julianna gets enthusiastic when a class involves debates – like Race and Ethnicity with instructor Joan Sakalas. In Chemistry, says Juliana, “Professor Jennifer Ufnar knows when you’re feeling down; she knows how to get you back up.”
"Having respect is very important to me. While at SVC, I discovered that I can be more independent. Before coming to SVC, I always depended on my parents (her biggest inspiration)." Julianna is the first generation from her family to go to college.
"Choosing the Biological Sciences major has given me many career options to choose from. After graduation, I would like to become a physical/athletic trainer."
Julianna’s recommendation to students when furthering their education after high school is, “You need to learn by your mistakes. I learned a lot at SVC; it made me take responsibility of my own life. We’re all here for each other.”
Instructor Sandra Fleischmann, MSN, RN-BC, Division of Nursing