Meet Jolly Karungi, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Lassonde student leader, startup collaborator, and a member of L5, the fifth group of students to live at Lassonde Studios during 2020-21. When she has free time, she loves spending time in the lobby of Lassonde Studios to meet new people.
Where are you from?
I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but I grew up in Uganda. I moved to Utah in 2014.
What is your major at the University of Utah?
I’m currently a senior studying information systems at the David Eccles School of Business.
What is your favorite aspect of Lassonde Studios?
My favorite aspect of the studios is the main lobby. The lobby brings all of the students at the University of Utah together. The spaces give me the opportunity to interact with students from a variety of majors.
What resources have you utilized?
The resources on campus that I have utilized include receiving scholarships, mentorship programs, the tutoring center, leadership opportunities, going to the Student Life Center, making personal connections, and being a member of student organizations.
What is your favorite meal at the Miller Cafe?
My favorite meal at the Miller Cafe are the chef specials. I also enjoy the free coffee in the Hangar.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my friends, meeting new people, hiking, walking, playing volleyball, and swimming.
What are your career aspirations and goals?
After I graduate from the University of Utah, I plan to attend law school to study immigration law.
What is your favorite part about living on campus?
My favorite part about living on campus is the accessibility to resources. It’s easy for me to access the student resources the University of Utah offers such as student mentorship, the tutoring center, student engagement activities, and the opportunity to be in a student leadership program. Living on campus has helped me to be on time for my classes, since it only takes a few minutes to get there from Lassonde.