Meet Bianca! Guest Post
Hello future Seahawks! My name is Bianca Calin, and I am a Junior here at St. Mary’s. I am a Psychology major, with Educational Studies and Spanish minors. I am from Northern Virginia, so St. Mary’s is my home away from all the craziness that is Tysons Corner. I honestly cannot imagine myself anywhere else, St. Mary’s is so perfect for me. Our professors are awesome, and always go out of their way to help you if needed, and make an effort to get to know students on a more personal level. I could not be more grateful for the opportunities St. Mary’s has given me so far. Although I am a little scared that I am already a junior, I know this year is going to be great!
I am a Student Coordinator for Admissions, which basically means I help oversee the Student Ambassadors. I am also involved with Relay for Life, which for those of you who do not know, is a 12-hour fundraiser towards cancer research. I am also involved with Hillel, our Jewish organization on campus. You might be asking yourselves “are there really a lot of Jewish students that go to a school called St. Mary’s?” To answer your question, yes, there actually are. There may not be a ton of us, but there are enough to the point where I have a few Jewish friends that I can celebrate religious holidays with.
St. Mary’s has the best community: everyone is really friendly, and will always say hello to each other. Again, this is only one of the many reasons I love this school. A little bit about myself: I love to craft, whether that may be art to put up in my room at school, or making jewelry, I love making things. I also love to bake: having friends that live on-campus that have kitchens this year makes this so much easier for me to do all the time. Lastly, I love to shop. My bank account may not like me for this, but I think having a job on-campus comes in handy; sometimes you have to treat yourself, right? Let’s go with that. I hope you all enjoy the many blog posts that are to come from me over the course of the year!
Clockwise from top left: Orientation move-in day, birthright trip to Israel this summer, snowy St. Mary’s, and Relay for Life