Every so often, we’ll profile one of the amazing Phonathon students working in UMBC’s call center. Today, we’re talking with Johnna, an anthropology and global studies double major from Charles County, Maryland.
Why did you choose UMBC, and what do you like best now that you’re here? I am a transfer student, so I chose UMBC because it was closer to home. I really like the academics here, the global studies program is really well put together, and anthropology is a subset of something I wanted to do, so I was really interested in that as well.
What activities do you enjoy outside of class? I’m part of the Red Cross Club, and I do a lot of volunteer work on my own. And, of course, Phonathon.
What do you like best about being a student caller? I like that we get to talk to people who have been here before all the big new changes and stuff, so it’s cool to see how UMBC has expanded over the years. And not even just, like, 50 years ago! Like two years ago, or three years ago. It’s such a huge change to people.
What are your plans after graduation? I plan on hopefully getting a job with a government entity, and working towards my end goal [of becoming] an ambassador towards the Middle East.