2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
From November 2015 to November 2016, I served as the Vice President of Academics (VPAD) for my sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. As VPAD, I organized events to celebrate the academic success of our members, as well as events to help them grow academically. For example, I held a resume workshop prior to the career fairs last fall to encourage members to prepare and be as ready as possible. I also met with members on academic probation to help them get back on the right track.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship will contribute greatly to my out-of-state tuition, and will allow me to focus on my studies more easily. With a younger brother about to attend college next year, any amount of financial help is greatly appreciated.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
I chose to attend the University of Maryland because I really value the feelings of comradery and community that I have found here. I have become friends with wonderful and supportive people. I will truly miss UMD when I graduate next year.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
My goal is to design sustainable and "green" buildings. I want to use my knowledge in civil engineering to help reduce the impact that our residential and commercial buildings have on the earth. It would be amazing to design a net-zero building in the future.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a Civil Engineering major, pursuing the structural track, with an expected graduation date of May 2018.
What is your Hometown?
I grew up in Parsippany, New Jersey. Although I miss my hometown, I have really loved living in Maryland and plan to move near the DC area once I graduate.