1) Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Julianna Roy, and I am a second year student here at UC Davis. I am 19 years old, I have 3 older brothers and an older adopted sister (from Iran), 2 nephews, and a dachshund named Snickers. I usually have a ton of energy, and I love making the people around me smile! :) I am a member of the University Honors Program, Prytanean Women's Honor Society, and of course, Davis Aggie Lions Club. My favorite color is teal, and I love ice cream (and all forms of sugar), baking (especially pumpkin bread), and singing loudly with my roommates.
2) What causes are you passionate about?
I volunteered for many hours during my four years of high school, and everything I did centered around helping children. I worked at several elementary schools in San Jose, tutoring kids in an after school program. I spent many hours at the Children's Discovery Museum, as well as at St. Elizabeth's Day Home. I also traveled to China with my religion class after our Junior year, where we visited elementary, middle, and high schools to teach kids English and learn about their culture. I have been a camp counselor at an educational summer camp for the past two years, and I have loved working with such incredible children. Kids are always so excited to learn, and they always look up to us "big kids" with such adoration and respect. I love seeing the difference I can make in some children's lives, and I hope to continue my work with kids in the future.
3) How has your time with Lions been?
My time with Lions has been incredible! Last year, I didn't really get involved with any clubs on campus, and this year, I felt the need to get out and do something. I found Lions Club, and after attending one meeting, I was hooked. I always get really excited when I sign up for all these different service events! I have already had several new and exciting experiences through this club, like painting over graffiti, Christmas caroling for eyeglasses, and exploding watermelons at the Explorit Science Center. I especially love volunteering with people; seeing the gratitude on their faces makes it worth the hard work. I have also made some really great friends in Lions, and this club has made me step a bit out of my comfort zone and get more involved in my community. I hope to eventually become an officer so that I can help the Davis Aggie Lions Club develop even more.
4) What are you currently studying? What would you like to do in the future?
I am majoring in Psychology, and I'm double minoring in French and Statistics. I will be completing most of my French minor courses abroad this coming Fall at the University of Lyon, France! I am working on completing a B.S. in Psychology with a math emphasis, and I plan on attending graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in Psychology. In the future, I would like to get into Organizational Psychology, possibly as a private consultant for businesses to improve communication and productivity within the workplace. I might also want to become a teacher, after doing my own research for several years.
5) What do you like to do in your free time?
My ideal night is hanging out with a few of my closest friends, playing board games and video games, and eating food. I also love to watch TV, especially shows like South Park, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Recreation. I also love to bake things like chocolate chip pumpkin bread, banana bread, and different kinds of cookies. I also take requests -- if anyone wants baked goods, just let me know! :) If I had more free time, I would be reading the Game of Thrones books (I've been on book 2 for a while now...), but school and volunteering with Lions and Prytanean take up most of my time.
6) Guilty Pleasure: what can you not live without?
My guilty pleasure is definitely ice cream. Favorite flavors: chocolate, mint chocolate chip, and coffee. Since I have been living in an apartment, there has never been a time when our freezer did not contain some form of ice cream. I probably eat way to much of it, but I could never bring myself to give it up!