What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
-Phi Chi Theta Pledge Secretary; -Phi Chi Theta Executive Secretary; -Smith Ambassadors Communication Coordinator; -Smith Ambassadors Vice Chairperson; -Smith Ambassadors Chairperson (for 2005-6); -SUSA Leadership Retreat Student Director
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has allowed me to believe in myself that I am a leader for my fellow classmates. It gives me the confidence that I am able to make some sort of difference in other people's lives, by providing them various ways of enriching their leadership goals. I can show others that there are ways to improve not only the school and the community, but ways to improve themselves through workshops, professional events and goal planning.
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?
University of Maryland was my dream school ever since I can remember. It had programs, such as business, that were of excellent caliber and had a school spirit that was hard to resist. I have always heard of great things coming out of UMD and I expected nothing less of me. The school's diversity allows for me to find a place as well as create a place for others.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
My plan is always to keep on learning and then sharing my experiences with others. I want to become a mentor to those around me to guide them to success, whether this is in their career life or personal life. Because it is important for me that others are happy, I want to teach them the value of optimism and how to learn from negative experiences.