1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
During my sophomore year I have served as a peer mentor for the College Park Scholars International Studies program. Peer mentors help incoming freshmen in the program adjust to life in college and in the Scholars program and community. This has been a great experience for me because I got to see all the new students at one of the most exciting times of their lives. Because this was only my second year of college I felt like I could relate to what they are going through, yet also had the experience to help them with their problems. It was great to see my mentees grow and become comfortable in their new home, while I also got to see how much I've grown in the last year and a half.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
When studying abroad, every little bit helps. There are many expenses involved in studying abroad, some foreseen and some not. This scholarship helped me feel more comfortable in believing that I could afford to study abroad.
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 fell in love with the University of Maryland when I came to visit for accepted students day. It was spring time and everything on campus was in full bloom. Besides the beautiful grounds, I loved Maryland's psychology program too and the Scholars program. After attending UMD for two years my favorite thing about being a Terp is all of the amazing people I've met here. My friends, advisors, and professors make life at UMD so much better.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I am studying psychology with the hopes of being a child psychologist one day. I hope to work with children and help them to have better lives despite difficult situations they may be dealing with.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a psychology major with minors in Spanish and neuroscience. I am a sophomore expecting to graduate in May 2018.
What is your Hometown?
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
The best part of my time in college so far has been my semester abroad. I always knew I wanted to study abroad and this last semester has been the best months of my life. I'm constantly learning new things and meeting new people and I've grown so much.My time in Alicante has helped me become a better person in so many ways, and I'm thankful that UMD offers so many study abroad options so that I could find the perfect one for me.