What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I've been involved in volunteering positions at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Jewish National Fund, the Mitzvah Food Pantry, and Camp Promises, a summer camp for underprivileged children with diabetes.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
In receiving this scholarship, I have been given the opportunity to study the sciences and nutrition at the University of Maryland, which will hopefully enable me to pursue a career in the field of nutrition in the future. The University has a wonderful Agriculture and Natural Resources school with innumerable opportunities to offer to its students to help them advance in their studies and career goals.
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 because of the opportunities that the school has to offer in the field I wish to pursue, not to mention the beautiful campus, friendly environment, and closeness to home. I felt that anything I was hoping to find in a university was available at Maryland.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I've been volunteering for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation from a young age, and I hope to continue until a cure has been found, but until then, I want to educate myself to the point where I'll be able to better the lives of others who are suffering from the same disease that I am. Not all diabetics are fortunate enough to have the means to manage and improve their situation, and I want to be able to work with underprivileged diabetics and teach them everything they need to know to be able to lead healthy and successful lives as well.