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Hey Raptors! In this week’s video, we’ll go an adventure to discover places around campus where you can get food. All of these destinations are within walking distance from the Rockville Campus so that those without cars can eat out as well. I hope you enjoy!

Alexandra Atienza

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I read this quote somewhere along my elementary school days and it lingers in my mind to this day. That’s why I grabbed chance by the hand and took the opportunity to be a part of this program.

My name is Alexandra Rose Atienza, but you can just call me Alex to keep it short. I was born and raised in the DMV area, but my heart lies in my parents’ hometown in Batangas, Philippines. I spent three years living in the Philippines as a child and am always looking forward to any chance to fly back home.

I am currently an architecture major looking to change the way people perceive women in architecture. My ultimate career goal is to build schools in rural communities both in the Philippines and around the world. I am also part of the Montgomery Scholars Program at the Rockville Campus. Although the work that we do in the Scholars Program is very demanding and time-consuming, I can attest that it has opened my eyes to grasp society in a different light.

Despite my busy schedule, I always make sure I leave time to relax and spend time with my family. Whether it be short trips to the grocery store or long-weekend camping trips, I am my happiest when I am with my family. When I have free-time by myself, however, I enjoy playing video games, singing with my ukulele, taking long walks, hiking, and biking.

Although this is just a snapshot of my life, I believe that you’ll get to know me more through my videos. You’ll get to experience Montgomery College through my eyes and see how it continues to shape the way I view and experience the world.

If you see me around campus, don’t be afraid to stop me and say hello! I’d be happy to talk.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Ok Alex, you just made me very hungry 🙂 Thanks for your informative video! Although I worked in that vicinity, you pointed out a few I have never noticed before. It’s terrific there are so many options close by for our students when hunger strikes, which for a student, I bet is often – all that brain energy you know!

    1. Yeah, I never really realized how many food options they have around campus until I went to film. There’s something for everybody, which is wonderful. Thank you!

  2. Great video Alexandra!! I’ve been wanting to try York Castle since I started at MC but never have… I’m making it today’s mission because of you! Thanks!

    1. Same, and it’s nice that all of these restaurants are within walking distance. Great for students and faculty that take the bus.

  3. *cries because I don’t go to the Rockville Campus and will probably never get a chance to try all of these amazing food spots*
    Great vlog Alexandra!

    1. Hahaha! 😂 Well if you’re ever around the Rockville Campus area and you get hungry, you’ll know where to get food.

  4. I was so nervous to go to the Rockville campus because I did not know where I would eat, but now I know I have plenty of options! Thank you! Can’t wait to see more vlogs:)

  5. I never even thought of looking further than the college cafeteria for food. Thank you for thinking outside the box and stepping outside the campus 😀

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