2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
Scholarships have allowed me to continue to focus on excelling in my undergraduate academics and building a strong foundation for my career in the growing space industry. I am truly thankful for the financial support I have received as it allows students such as myself to pursue their dream careers where finances would have otherwise prevented them.
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?
University of Maryland was a natural choice for me. UMD is one of the top aerospace engineering schools in the nation, with extensive opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research and connect with industry-leading engineering organizations. I am also a Maryland resident, so it was an easy decision to choose to apply here.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
After graduation this May, I will be starting a full-time position as a flight systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. At JPL, I hope to contribute to advanced deep space missions that will continue pushing the frontiers of the human race, learning more about our solar system and working towards taking humans beyond the Earth-Moon system.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Class of 2015
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