Julie V.

Junior, BS in Computer Science

Computer science is in Julie’s blood. She grew up helping her dad build computers, and he presented her with one when she was in elementary school. "I’ve been obsessed with computers ever since," she says. Although Julie’s a local and likes living at her parents' house, she says that WPI is her true home. "The sense of community is so powerful here. It inspires amazing collaborations." One of Julie’s favorite things about WPI is the way that classroom projects are run like companies or research labs. "We'll graduate ready to contribute professionally on day one."

Julie Valim
Hometown

Worcester, MA

Achievements
  • President, WWPI Radio Club
  • Crimson Key Tour Guide
Interests
  • video games
  • music (especially electronic indie)
  • candid portrait photography
8 am

Wake up hungry. Plenty of time for breakfast before class—I live for breakfast!

10 am

Computer science class. Take my advice. Schedule your toughest/favorite class first thing in the day.

12 pm

Quick lunch at the Campus Center. No need to go home except to sleep!

7 pm

Campus Radio Club meeting (following afternoon study in library/dinner at Morgan Hall)

10 pm

Magic time for CS homework—late night is the best time to code.

I like computer science, but I also love video games and music. So I take software classes to learn about graphical user interfaces and host a campus radio show to share the songs I’m passionate about.
This is such an exciting time to be studying in a STEM field—especially in computer science. At WPI, we work as colleagues on amazing projects. I definitely feel that that I’m on the cutting edge here.
I lead campus tours so I can tell as many people as possible why I love this school.