What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
-I Mentored a second grade girl and her class for one semester my senior year of high school. That was probably the best experience of my high school career. -I was in Girl Scouts for over ten years, and helped plan fund raisers and community activities. -During Fall semester, I taught Gems100, which is an introductory class for Gemstone freshman. It's a very rewarding experience, and I plan on teaching again next Fall. -I've been on two mission trips. One was a month long trip to New Zealand and the other was a week and a half service trip to Jamaica. Both were life changing experiences, and I wouldn't trade either for the world.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
Well, the scholarship most certainly helped my family out. We really could not afford to put in that extra money for tuition. It has really helps with the home-life.
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?
UM is close to home, but far enough so that I actually 'go away' when coming back to college. It's also a very good school academically. Also, the Division 1 sports are amazing (even if our records haven't been so hot lately).
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I have always felt the calling to make a difference and help people. I really want to do some missions work in some third world country. I honestly love people and I know I need to be helping people somehow in my future.