Julie Knorr, a senior Hearing and Speech Sciences major with a minor in Human Development, speaks to us about her time as a Terp:
1. Why did you choose your major?
This major covers the biological bases for the vital task of communication. My dream job would be as a research scientist and professor -- being able to contribute to the field in a meaningful way and inspire others to do the same!
2. Why did you decide to come to UMD?
The choice to come to UMD was easy for me. The beautiful campus, outstanding academics, and proximity to home made me decide to become a Terp.
3. What clubs/organizations are you involved in on campus? What do you do within these organizations?
Outside of the Dean's Student Advisory Council, I am involved in College Park Scholars, Program for Undergraduate Language Science Ambassadors in Research (PULSAR), and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). I just recently became an alumnus of the Global Public Health Scholars Program and was a teaching assistant for the freshman class. In addition, I am a Peer Mentor Program Coordinator for College Park Scholars and just finished my term as my program representative for the Scholars Student Advisory Board. Through PULSAR, I am able to listen and discuss the latest research in the field of language science with prominent and diverse faculty members across campus.
4. How has the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences enhanced your career?
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has enhanced my college career by providing me with resources to find intriguing opportunities within and outside the University of Maryland community, such as the BSOS Undergraduate Blog. Furthermore, it has helped me create bonds with like-minded individuals in related fields.
5. What do you hope to get out of your time at UMD and what are your future aspirations?
Through my time at UMD, I hope to be able to meet and learn from others of different backgrounds, as well as establish a strong background in research that will aid me in graduate school and my future career.
6. What is one of/some of your favorite UMD memories?
I am an avid Maryland Basketball fan and enjoy attending the games-- Go Terps!! Other than that, I really enjoy Maryland Day -- it allows for the local community to engage in the amazing work happening at the university.