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Hey Raptors, Happy New Year! In this week’s video, I’ll share with you 10 facts that people may not know about me. Thanks for watching!

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.

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  1. Hi Alexandra, welcome back to the new semester. I think you brought up a very important aspect and perhaps more so at MC because it is a commuter school – take time to know someone! Especially when many go to class, leave class, and never talk to other students, it can make students feel isolated. I learned from your vlog that we have several things in common, which I learned from listening. One is love of travel; two is that I also am an artist and three – my son is an animator and makes YouTube videos for a living using similar tablets. Well, one thing NOT in common, I cannot wiggle my ears 🙂

    1. Thank you Ms. Jane! That is a very good point, we need to talk to each other more. Yes, I have checked out some of his videos and he is very talented! 🙂

  2. Wow so many things I didn’t know about you haha. We never really talked but I realized how much we have in common. I don’t play the ukulele but I play the piano and guitar. This is a nice way to show people who you truly are and I think you tackled that very well!

    1. Hahaha. Oh that’s nice, maybe you should feature that in one of your videos as I’d like to hear you play. Thank you very much!

  3. This video is so fun, you’re such an interesting person haha. I hope you get to create a mural for a city one day, that would be awesome!

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