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Crusader of the Week: Julia Maher ’23

Name: Julia Maher

Hometown: Tacoma, Washington

Major: English with a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies

Campus Activities: Spire Opinions Editor, SPUD, Spring Break Immersion Program, Hospitality Minister, & Pride

Favorite Movie: The Shining

Favorite Song: Mariposa by Peach Tree Rascals

Favorite Singer/Group: Surfaces

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks

Favorite class taken at Holy Cross: the biology of addiction

Item on HC Bucket List: Leading on a retreat

Embarrassing HC Moment: Falling on my face the first Friday of my freshman year

Bragging Rights: I won a scholarship that paid for my entire senior year of high school plus auxiliary costs, like traveling to visit colleges

Words to live by: Your time and energy are currency

One thing you would change at HC: I wish people slowed down and didn’t take life so seriously all the time.

Favorite TV Show: Gilmore Girls

Favorite Book: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Favorite Kimball meal: Turkey with mashed potatoes

Favorite Cool Beans drink: Hot chocolate with almond milk

Favorite Spot on Campus: 2nd floor of Fenwick with windows and chairs

Favorite Off-Campus Restaurant: Via Italian Table

Guilty Pleasure: YouTube videos about true crime cases

Some small things that make your day better: going on walks and drives, watching TV, praying, baking, and keeping a structured lifestyle

First thing you do when you wake up: Check my phone (I know it’s not the healthiest)

Last thing you do before you go to bed: Watch YouTube, Tik Tok, or Netflix

Favorite place you have traveled to: Cetara, Italy

Something you look forward to when you get home: the warmth I feel when I’m around my family

Post-graduation plans: I currently work as a video editor for a marketing firm, and I have 8 years of experience editing videos. I would like to pursue that career and/or work as a writer or an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in any context.

Favorite memory at HC: Spring Break Immersion Program in Wheeling, West Virginia!

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