What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
-Committee Member: Troop 634, Boy Scouts of America. -Research Assistant: Composite Research Lab. -Former Vice President: Potomac Valley Search and Rescue.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship means the world to me. It has enabled me to focus more on my studies by providing funding that would otherwise have to come from an on-campus job. With the ability of not having to work during the semester to support my education, I am able to concentrate more on my work, as well as enjoy myself while in my tenure here at UMD.
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 UM for many reasons. The major reason was its prestigious recognition for Aerospace Engineering, which I am currently pursuing a degree in. Also, was the fact that it was an in-state school, and I had not been planning on traveling too far from my home, as I have certain responsibilities that would become a problem. Also, the combination of the school's reputation, with the opportunities available to me here at UMD were simply too much to pass up for another out of state institution.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I plan to make a positive difference by simply working hard. Through my years, I have learned that the best way to learn something is to simply do it yourself. I have also learned through my experiences in odd-jobs that any job worth doing, really is worth doing right the first time. This becomes evident when you are directly liable for mistakes or shortcuts. I have learned to do things right, and I believe that this will transfer very well to the workplace, where I intend to apply my abilities to making the world a place of continual betterment.