1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Agape Campus Christian Fellowship
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
Receiving this scholarship meant I did not have to worry about the cost of my student teaching year. I have been able to do the full time student teaching along with graduate level education coursework without strife.
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?
UMD is a great place to learn and grow, with strong academics, excellent extracurriculars, and entertaining athletics, it's anything you want it to be. The area is rich in opportunities for internships and adventure.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will be a teacher in students' lives who cares about them as people. Teaching kids is the focus, though the courses will be about math. I'm interested in showing students that who they are matters, and that we can all learn math together. The subject I happen to teach at this time is math, but with the young people I work with we will learn more than merely math facts. We'll learn to think, wonder, and create.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Secondary Math Education M.Ed. 2016, Mathematics B.S. 2015
What is your Hometown?
I have traversed the East Coast: Philadelphia, PA born, Atlanta, GA and then Bethesda, MD raised.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite class was Digital Composition, which was an introduction to composing music in all manners of digital platforms. With the technology available to us, there is an accessible entry point to music composition that may not have existed before. We had the opportunity to create songs, were introduced to music producers, and explored the possibilities of music creation. I have used these skills in my student teaching to create songs for students to learn concepts or remember main ideas.