2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I have recently signed on to be a Production Assistant for a short film project, and I'm very excited to help create a work of art and put it out into the world. With live music, once you perform, the art has been put into the world, digested, then eventually forgotten. With film, especially in our day and age, there is a sense of permanence and importance that really makes it a fun challenge to produce.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has put me more at ease because the added income has helped my parents pay for my tuition. Easing that financial burden by helping to pay for my education has allowed me to feel like my hard work has paid off and I am moving forward with my education.
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?
To me there was really no other choice than the University of Maryland. This school has been the archetype for higher education in my mind ever since I was a kid. A great music program as well as high overall academic standards made the choice easy for me.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
When performing music in any capacity, the audience's mood can be uplifted in a way very unique to music. The listener can leave a performance with positivity and a lightness in them. I believe the best way to make a positive difference in the world is to make a difference in one person at a time. With music, I have the ability to change each person through art and creativity.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a junior majoring in Jazz Studies and minoring in Professional writing, and I plan on graduating in May 2017.
What is your Hometown?
Silver Spring, MD
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
Along with music I have a great interest in writing and film. Any medium I can express myself in, with the exception of visual art, I have tried to find my voice and exercise my creativity.