3 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
During my time at Maryland the leadership and volunteer roles afforded to me by the Department of Resident Life as a Resident Assistant and the Office of Enrollment Management as a tour guide have been the most influential. In both organizations, I have been able to refine my leadership skills, and I have been able to support current and prospective students both academically and socially. These positions have allowed me to learn a lot about myself, my campus community, and my peers, and I have been able to apply that knowledge in countless ways both inside and outside of the classroom.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarships have given me the financial opportunity and the confidence to pursue a diverse set of academic interests. Though I major in engineering, I have taken a variety interdisciplinary courses, been able to explore courses in the Honors College and Engineering Honors Program, and been able to study engineering concepts in different cultures while abroad. Each of these experiences has allowed me to further develop my engineering skillset and has excited my passion for higher education. All of the above were made possible as a result of the generous scholarships afforded to me, and my undergraduate experience has greatly benefited from their support.
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?
On every tour I give, I take a few minutes to answer this question to show my tour group just how special Maryland is to me. I decided to come the University of Maryland when I was a freshman in high school. I went on my first tour when my older brother was looking at schools, and I immediately fell in love with Maryland. Maryland quickly became the benchmark against which I compared all other schools, and I there was a sense of comfort and excitement I felt here at Maryland that told me that I had found the place I was supposed to spend my next four years. Since that time, Maryland has provided me with the academic environment that I've always wanted, allowed me to embrace a student culture unlike any other, and take advantage of professional and academic opportunities that I know I wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. What I have experienced in my three and half years here is nothing short of extraordinary, and I consider myself fortunate to be a Terp each and every day.
My favorite part about being a Terp is the community we all build with each other on this campus. Though we are a large school, I can rarely get from my residence hall to class without seeing a familiar face and having an impromptu conversation with a friend. Every student here is united by the pride they have in their school, and that creates a unique campus community that is really fun to be a part of. Having had the opportuntiy to work directly with the Alumnni Association over the past year as a scholarship recipient has also reassured me that this community will only get stronger after graduation.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
At the University of Maryland, I am majoring in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. I will graduate in May of 2017 with my B.S Degree. As part of the 5 year B.S/M.S Program in the Civil Engineering Department, I will be returning to Maryland next year as a graduate student.
What is your Hometown?
I am originally from Roxbury, New Jersey.