Laura

Hi Reader!

I’m Laura. I’m a junior in the Communication program at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). It’s nice to meet you!

Here’s a little bit about me. I started my college career in the Montgomery Scholars program. For those unaware, that’s the honors program on Montgomery College’s (MC) Rockville campus. The Montgomery Scholars program is pretty big on the humanities, globalization, and essays. I entered MC as a Business major, but I decided to change to General Studies after attending the USG Undergraduate Expo and really clicking with the Communication program. I like USG as a whole because it’s small and close to my house. As someone on the Autism Spectrum, having that safety net was far more important to me than the experience of living in a dorm room. Grover the llama (USG’s unofficial mascot) is pretty cute, too.

I am very passionate about theatre. In high school, I joined the cast of every musical and play, though I was always a background character and very rarely talked. Oh well. I was also in drama club, which gave me some directing experience. I think the great thing about theatre is that it teaches you skills that can go everywhere, like teamwork, time management, and how to find solutions when things (inevitably) go wrong last-minute. Besides theatre, I grew up doing a lot of reading. One of my favorites is the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I am also fond of writing! (Yes, I am a blogger who likes to write. It’s a real shock, isn’t it?)

As of writing this bio, I’m not sure what my future plans are. I am strongly considering being an event planner for an arts organization. However, I recently took the Myers-Briggs test, and I keep getting signs that I should be a librarian. I’ll figure it out eventually.

Anyway, that’s my story! If you want to learn more about me and USG, check out my blog posts. Let’s have some fun!