What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
One of the most important leadership experiences I've had at UMD is while serving as the Administrative Chair for the Smith Undergraduate Student Association. In this role I learned a lot about time management, communication, and decision making.
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 UMD because it has a special reputation. I have a few friends and relatives that have graduated from UMD and I knew the school was well-liked. I realized that I belong in Maryland and the best way to experience Maryland, is at the flagship institution. My favorite part of being a Terp is being in the business school!
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
My major is Information Systems, Operations Management & Data Analytics and I will be graduating May 2017.
What is your Hometown?
In the literal sense of the word, my hometown is Bowie, Maryland. I grew up here for the first half of my life and have recently returned. However, my family moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and has lived there for almost 10 years. Although Centreville is not my "hometown" I do have many fond memories from high school and community college that I certainly wouldn't trade for anything.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite academic opportunity is something I am currently experiencing: the Innovo Scholars Consulting Program in the Smith School of Business. This program has solidified my passion for consulting and helped me realize I have chosen the right career path. In addition, it has offered unparalleled experience and insight into our subject matter. I only wish I had found this program sooner.