What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I am currently the President of Chi Epsilon, the civil engineering honor society. I am also active in ASCE and in the Gemstone Program here at Maryland. Within Gemstone, I have served as a Gems Camp Leader, a position designed to help ease the transition into college for Gemstone freshman. I also am part of Maryland Images, and I give tours on a weekly basis.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarships have enabled me to continue to live on campus (in an apartment, in the South Campus Commons). I have been able to pay for the apartment myself, which has allowed my parents to live more comfortably.
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 Maryland because it was a wonderful fit for me. It has a top-notch engineering school, fantastic athletics, and was at just the right distance from my house. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I simply hope to do good, honest work in the field of civil engineering. I also hope to be a good role model for those younger than me.