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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
It was such a pleasure to be a part of the Global Dental Brigades, becoming fundraising chair in my Junior year, and helping to initiate the Miles for Smiles 5K. These opportunities really opened my eyes to see how students can really make a difference in bringing dental aid to regions such as Panama and Honduras that lack access to dental care.
Additionally, I really enjoyed working as an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Liu's lab at UMD, and being a section leader for Intergrated Life Sciences Honors College.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship had been a great encouragement to me, reminding me that hard work can be rewarded. It inspires me to continue pursuing after my goals to advance our understanding in science and hopefully make a difference in the future.
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 the University of Maryland for its great research opportunities and because it is my home school. Maryland is special to me because it has not only nurtured me intellectually, but has also helped me transition from a clueless Freshmen to an adult who is starting to make her way around the real world. But at whatever stage I will be in the future, I will always be a Terp!
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I plan to earn my DMD degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and research ways to advance dental medicine and technology so that dental care can be more accessible and affordable around the world.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Attendance: Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
What is your Hometown?
North Potomac, Maryland
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
Against popular opinion, my favorite classes were organic chemistry I & II.
My favorite extracurricular activity was being a part of the Global Dental Brigades because I made some life-long friendships on our dental aid trip. Although hanging out with tarantulas was not cool, hanging out with friends while providing dental care to hundreds of villagers in Panama was inspirational.