What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Support Haiti Project: My non-profit organization structured to accomodate the needs of the poor in Haiti through material goods such as clothes, shoes, food, and the basic necessities; -Our Daily Bread; -Brighton Gardens of Columbia; -UM Health Center
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has enabled my parents to afford my schooling and I am more relaxed knowing that my parents will be not be stressed out about finding methods of paying for my schooling. My scholarship has also encouraged me to work harder at school, in hopes of receiving more and it has helped me pay for books and tuition, which is very important.
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 UM because it has great academics and it is one of the most diverse place I have seen. Having all cultures and beliefs at one school is amazing and I embrace the diversity. It is also close to home and I am able to stay in touch with my family.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will make a positive difference in the world by helping the sick, poor, suffering, and uneducated. I am going to become a doctor and I would like to travel and set up clinics and health centers in impoverished areas of the world, especially Haiti. I would also like to administer aid to inner city youth and parents: through education, effective after care programs, and volunteer programs to give youth a place where they can come to stay out of trouble and learn skills to grow and not be only identified with the "inner city" status quo.