May 10, 2023
Juline Horan met people who changed her life for the better at The Catholic University of America. (Catholic University/Patrick G. Ryan)

The graduating class of 2023 is full of driven students who have each had unique experiences throughout their years at The Catholic University of America. Each student, however, started out in the same way – moving into the dorms.

From moving in to moving on, seven seniors caught up with us to provide an update on how they have transformed throughout their college experiences.

Juline Horan chose to start her college career at Catholic University because of the beautiful, intimate campus. Coming to Washington, D.C., from Weymouth, Connecticut, Juline began her first year at the University in 2019 as a politics major. She was enthusiastic about meeting new people throughout the city, but she was also determined to excel academically by getting straight A’s.

Juline said that her favorite midnight snack at the time she moved in was cereal, and she also loved to binge watch Friends. As a Taylor Swift fan, she was fittingly listening to “Lover” when she arrived at the University campus. Though Juline was sad to leave her bed behind back in Connecticut, she was still excited for her college life to begin with new classmates whom she thought were “awesome.”

Juline Horan arrived at The Catholic University of America in 2019 with the hope of meeting new friends. (Catholic University/Patrick G. Ryan)

Has your major changed?

No, I am still a politics major!

What has been your favorite memory at CatholicU?

My favorite memory at CUA is hanging with friends on campus!

What are your plans for the future?

I plan on going to law school.

What’s your favorite show to binge watch?

Love is Blind with my roommates.

How about the last song you listened to?

“Midnight Rain” by Taylor Swift

What is one thing you will be sad to leave behind, and one thing you are looking forward to after graduation?

I will be sad to leave behind the incredible people I have met here and my friends. I am looking forward to my next chapter and trying new hobbies.

What is one goal you hope to accomplish?

One goal I hope to accomplish is completing law school and traveling the world.

What is your final impression of CatholicU?

My final impression of CUA is that there are truly some amazing people here. I can't imagine my life without it.

If you could go back in time and tell yourself something on your first day, what would it be?

I would tell my freshman year self to worry less. Everything works out!