What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I have no official title, but I have to demonstrate leadership qualities as an upperclassman on the women's ultimate frisbee team.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This last semester, my scholarship enabled me to have the wonderful experience of a semester abroad. I studied at the University of Sydney, in Australia. A semester abroad would have definitely been a financial hardship without the Rabin scholarship. With the flight alone, it is more expensive than a regular semester. I was so thankful that my scholarship was still applicable during exchange, and I has a wonderful semester. Non-academically, I traveled, made Australian friends, and immersed myself in the culture. Academically, I had some unique practical experiences that I would never have had at semester at Maryland. I am glad to be back at UMD, but I will always cherish my semester at the University of Sydney.
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?
It was the perfect school for me, but only with the help of my scholarship was I able to even consider going here.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
With my background in bioengineering, I hope to take part in biotechnological research. I may focus on the medical field. I am also interested in the environment and microbiology. Either way, I plan to complete quality research that can then be used to help people or the planet.