ESP Biography



JULIA BOORTZ, MIT Freshman




Major: 6-3,17

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2012

Picture of Julia Boortz

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi,

I am a junior at MIT and I am studying Computer Science and Engineering and Political Science. I was born in Denver, Colorado but moved to Ohio when I was four. I spent my senior year of High School as an exchange student in Austria so I got to live with a host family, attend an Austrian High School and participate in all aspects of Austrian life including speaking German (although I had never studied it before). I also love skiing and snowboarding and worked as a children's ski and snowboard instructor in high school and continue to do so over Winter Break. I am also a member of the MIT debate team.



Past Classes

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Engineering Improv in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Like building things? Like Improv? During this hour you will work with your team to try to build the best solution to a problem that you will be given at the beginning of class.


Balloon Animal Bonanza in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Want to impress your friends? Intrigued by the balloon twisting of a clown? Learn to make a balloon dog and more! No experience (or large red nose) required. **Note: Balloons contain latex**


Build your own Stellated Polyhedra! in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Like building? Try your hand at building your very own stellated polyhedra out of straws. After you finish building it, you can even use it to blow bubbles!


How to be a high school exchange student in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Every thought about studying abroad? Have questions about what it is like or how to become an exchange student? Now is your chance to ask a returnee.


Austrian Cuisine: Wienerschnitzel and Knödel (dumplings) in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Come learn to cook Wienerschnitzel and Knödel (Austrian dumplings). Afterward we will of course eat it as well.


Engineering Improv II in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Like building things? Like Improv? During this hour you will work with your team to try to build the best solution to a problem that you will be given at the beginning of class.


Engineering Improv I in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Like building things? Like Improv? During this hour you will work with your team to try to build the best solution to a problem that you will be given at the beginning of class.


Engineering Improv III in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Like building things? Like Improv? During this hour you will work with your team to try to build the best solution to a problem that you will be given at the beginning of class.


Studying Abroad in High School in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
Did you know high school students can study abroad? Learn about programs that allow you to study in countries all over the world from China to the Czech Republic. We will discuss common misconceptions, resources and the advantages of studying abroad in high school. This class will be led by a student who studied abroad in Austria and a student who studied abroad in the Czech Republic.


Balloon Animal Bonanza in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
Want to impress your friends? Intrigued by the balloon twisting of a clown? Learn to make a balloon dog and more! No experience (or large red nose) required. **Note: Balloons contain latex**


Viennese Waltzing in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
As an exchange student in Austria last year, I took dancing classes and opened two Austrian Balls. Now it is your turn to get a peek into Austrian Balls while learning the basic step for the Viennese Waltz.


Balloon Animal Bonanza in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Want to impress your friends? Intrigued by the balloon twisting of a clown? Learn to make a balloon dog and more! No experience (or large red nose) required. **Note: Balloons contain latex**


Mock Trial: The People of the State of New York v Mickey Jackson in HSSP (2008)
In this course the students will prepare and preform a mock trial based on the fictional case, The People of ...