Jillian Marino

Pronouns: She/her
Hometown: Orland Park, Illinois
Year: Junior
Majors and minors: Secondary education-language arts, English, Spanish

What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

One of my favorite memories has to be from Reading Day at the end of my first semester. A group of us spent about four hours wandering campus and trying to figure out which open building had the best bathrooms, and this is the best study break I’ve ever taken. It was an awesome way to wrap up my first semester with my friends before finals and break! (And if you’re looking for the best women’s restroom, head to Ellis!)

How was your transition process into Mizzou from high school or from another college?

Surprisingly, my transition to this massive school where I would barely know anyone was pretty smooth. My floor in Mark Twain was great at bonding, and my organizations were so active and spent a lot of time together. It didn’t take me long to build lasting, supportive friendships and find family here at Mizzou. Some days were extra difficult and every change comes with challenges, but the people in my communities really made me feel right at home!