2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
My teaching experiences as a math tutor and as an undergraduate teaching fellow in the ECE department have been particularly rewarding for me. I enjoy forming relationships with my students, and I love a job where I can interact closely with others and help them in their classes. In my role as a teaching fellow, I hope to pass on the advice and experience that my TF's did for me, and in this way I can contribute to the ECE community here at Maryland.
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 the University of Maryland over because I knew the well-rounded culture of the school was a good fit for me, and because of the many opportunities of the DC area. I believe I made the right choice! I have benefited from making very close friendships and have enjoyed the student experience. Maryland's reputation, connections and proximity to DC-area labs, agencies and companies has provided an abundance of opportunities for me to gain experience while a student.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Electrical Engineering Junior, Graduating May 2018
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is West Chester, Pennsylvania, 40 minutes west of Philadelphia. While I love Pennsylvania and the town I grew up in, College Park has become my new home, and it is here that I formed some incredibly important friendships.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite experience so far in college was working at a Bell Helicopter flight test facility in Texas for 7 months, where I worked at a small airport with flight test activity going on almost every day. I watched helicopters of all kinds take off and land at the airport, and at the end of my time there I did get to go up in a Bell 429.