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“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.

My Posts

My Vlogging Experience (With Bloopers)

Hey Raptors! Welcome back to another video. I'm not quite certain yet if I'm going to return as a vlogger next semester so I thought now would be a good time to share my experience…

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Through the Eyes of an Architecture Student

Hey Raptors! Welcome Back to another video and this week, I'm sharing five observations I've made as an architecture student at MC. Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching!

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Use Your Resources 2 – WLRC

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, I will share with you another resource students can use to improve their writing. Thanks for watching this week's video and I'll see you on the next one! Link…

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The Global Nexus Colloquium

Hey Raptors! Welcome back from spring break. This week, I was asked to talk about the Global Nexus Colloquium, which I was a part of. Please check the corresponding link below for more information. Thanks…

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Scholars Colloquium

Hey Raptors! This week I will take you with me to experience the Montgomery Scholars Colloquium that occurred on March 5, 2017. Thanks for watching this week's video, and I'll see you on the next…

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Getting Money for College – Financial Aid Awareness Month

Hey Raptors! February is Financial Aid Awareness Month and so I wanted to talk about financial aid. Here are a few things I learned along the way. Thanks for watching and I'll see you on…

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Celebrate Diversity

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, I want to highlight and celebrate diversity here at MC. I want to thank those who participated and helped out with my video.

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Club Rush

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, I will be talking to you guys all about club rush. ** Because of the false alarm that happened on campus that day, Student Life has decided to reschedule…

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Night Class Survival Guide: 5 Tips

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, I'll share with you some tips that I personally use to get through night classes. Hope this helps and thanks for watching!

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Who is Alexandra? 10 Facts about Me.

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!

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5 Tips for Exam Week

Hey Raptors! We're at the final video for the semester. This week I'll share with you five tips you can use for exam week. Thanks for watching this week's video, and I'll see you next…

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Life Outside of School

Hey Raptors! I showed you what my life is like inside of school a few weeks ago. In this week's video, I'll show you what my life is like outside of school. Hope you enjoy…

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A Professor’s Challenge

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, I'll inform you about a challenge that my professor gave us and what we can learn from it. The class is POLI203HA - International Relations, and my professor is…

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Facing False Perceptions and My Experience

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, I'll be talking about something that has been on my mind recently and I wanted to share this information with you guys. I hope you all enjoy this type…

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The Life of a Scholar

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, I'm going to share a little bit about my experience as a Montgomery Scholar. I hope you all enjoy this style of video with the little animations. All the…

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9 to 9: The Busiest Day of my Week

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, you'll get to join me on the busiest day of my week (Monday) where I'm at school from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hope you enjoy and thanks for…

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The World of Montgomery 2017

Hey Raptors! In this week's video we're going to explore the World of Montgomery. Thank you for watching!

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Digging Pink: A Look Inside MC’s Volleyball Team

Hey Raptors! This week we're going to join MC's Women's volleyball team in their dig pink event (October 5, 2017). Thanks for watching! Help out this cause by donating (link below):

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Using Your Resources: Ackerman STEM Learning Center

Hey Raptors! In this week's video, we'll tour the Ackerman STEM Learning Center in the New Science West Building of the Rockville Campus.   Tutoring Schedules for STEM courses (Fall 2017):   Fall 2017 Hours:…

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Are You Hungry? – Where to Get Food Around Campus

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…

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