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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
During my time at the University of Maryland, I have been a math tutor as part of America Reads * America Counts, a teachers aide for several English courses, and the section leader for the low brass section of the Gamer Symphony Orchestra. I have also worked for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage through an internship program at UMD. I am currently enjoying my internship as a student teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship was invaluable as it allowed me to take part of this intensive masters program while removing some of the financial strain that the program imparts. I am currently student teaching full time while taking a full load of master's courses. There is no way for me to make money during this time. The scholarship allowed me to save a bit more of my finances while I am working to make ends meet.
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 have loved the University of Maryland from the time I first walked on campus. The culture, the classes, the music, and the oportunities called to me. For me, the best part of being a Terp is the friendships that I have created at the University. They will stick with me the rest of my life, as I work with the foundation that the university has provided me to live the best life that I can.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will make a positive difference in this world by educating the next generation and opening students minds to creativity and analytic thinking. I also will focus on all aspects of literacy so that my students are able to convey ideas, listen and understand, and understand this information rich world that we live in.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I graduated from the University of Maryland with my BA in English and a minor in Classical Mythology in the Spring of 2013. I returned to the University of Maryland last May, 2016, to get my Masters in Secondary English Education as part of the MCERT program.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is Olney, Maryland in Montgomery County.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite class was British Plays in Performance with Dr. Olmert. In this course, we would read various plays and perform them once a month with script in hand performances. I always had fun in this class and I loved exploring the various plays that we had the chance to work with. This class also came after my study abroad in England with Dr. Olmert, so I was able to perform one of the plays that I had the honor of seeing in London.