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Juliana Guerra

Juliana Guerra

Juliana Guerra

Environmental Science & Technology / Gaithersburg, MD

What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I had a field trip to UMD when I was in 5th grade, and I fell in love with the campus. Yet, it wasn't until I was applying to colleges when I made my decision. UMD has an amazing agricultural sciences program with a wide variety of majors to choose from!

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I chose to major in environmental science because I am passionate about cultivating a more environmentally friendly society.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
Besides the Maryland Promise Program, I am the secretary of La Familia, a mentoring program that focuses on the first-year attention of Latinx UMD students. Furthermore, I am a member of the UMD chapter of a co-ed environmental fraternity, Epsilon Eta.

Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
I was a member of the Environment, Technology, and Economy College Park Scholars program. The 2-year program has taught me methods to conceptualize sustainability, and these methods have been applicable to my other classes.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
Even though I am in my third year at UMD, I already have so many memories! Some of them are great lessons, but most are precious gifts that keep me inspired during rough patches in the semester!

What are your future goals after graduation?
I want to work for an environmental consulting firm as a scientist or consultant with a focus on urban environments. At some point, I would like to work abroad, potentially in Latin American or Southeast Asia.

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