What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
In high school, I volunteered at the local library, as a bookkeeper, and the Flushing Hospital, as ward clerk, for three years. I led a club called Confucian Scholars that discussed Chinese philosophy. I also headed Key Club, which is a volunteer organization that helps the homeless and needy, and was Alto section leader in the chorus in my senior year.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
Coming to the University of Maryland has been a wonderful opportunity. As an out-of-state student, tuition is expensive and nearly equals that of a private university. This scholarship has made it possible for me to attend classes here as well as given me the boost I needed to work hard.
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 was accepted for the major I wanted here at UM and given scholarships to support this major. Also, the campus and the abundance of events on campus drew me here.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I am not exactly clear on what I want to do in animal sciences as of yet. I want to be a vet but research intrigues me and I always wanted to work in a zoo. I find the company of animals to be a great part of our society that brings out the best in people. I hope that by being able to work with animals, I can bring the same joy to more people and love my job while doing it.