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Julie Donnelly, Class of 2017

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Senior, American Sign Language/English Interpreting

Hello! My name is Julie and I am currently a Senior in the ASL/English Interpreting Program. I am originally from Framingham, Massachusetts. When I entered Northeastern in fall 2013, I had very little concept of what I wanted to do with my future, but I had taken an ASL class in my hometown and took a leap of faith as I declared my major. Three years later, I am happier than I ever could have hoped. I have had the opportunity to learn and grow not only as an ASL student, but also as a whole person; the staff and students create such a wonderfully supportive environment that has quickly become my home; I have found friends, mentors, and role models who not only encourage me every day, but challenge me to improve. The program here has given me the opportunity to complete experiential learning through the coop program, and volunteering, hold leadership positions within the Interpreting Club (ICNU), and build relationships within the Boston Deaf community. In my free time, I enjoy exploring Boston through brunch, reading, and kickboxing.

Published On: October 3, 2016