What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society (2006); Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society (2006); Resident Assistant 2005-2006; Vice President of Finance (2005-06), President (2006-07), Black Business Association; Financial Secretary and Fundraising Chair for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; STARS Mentor; Black Student Union Big/Little Mentor Program; Crew Member for Tunnel of Oppression Project; Academy of Leadership Fellowship; Kids2College Facilitator
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
The PepsiCo scholarship has been a great financial asset. It has helped to pay for my education this year and I am very fortunate for that.
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 go to the University of Maryland because of the beautiful campus, diversity and educational opportunities. There were other choices, but none really had all of the criteria I valued. UM is town unto itself, and I really liked that uniqueness given its proximity to Washington, D.C.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will make a positive difference in the world by my support for public service. Children are very important and instrumental in our society, and it is very important to focus on their education and upbringing. I would like to continue in service to the youth after I finish college on a regular basis through community centers and church.