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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Since starting at the University of Maryland, I have spent a great amount of time working at a free medical clinic, MCC clinic. This has proven to be really important to me as it gave me an insight into the lives of medical professionals and also gave me an opportunity to contribute to society.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship has meant alot to me as it provided me with funds such that I didn't have to work during my time as a student. My grades had suffered alot because of my involvement at a lab at NIH, my volunteer experiences, and working part time. Because of this scholarship I do not have to work part time and am able to finally allocate more time towards my study outside of class.
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 provides a lot of opportunities for independent research and as a student interested in such, I am very happy with my decision to come here. I am part of the Honors Biology Program and it has in literal sense occupied a majority of my time at the University.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I want to go into public service as a medical professional/researcher. I believe if I am to realize my dream I will be helping a lot of people with serious medical complications. I want to be a neurosurgeon with background in research. I want to work with neurological disorders and chemical imbalances in the brain, and this effects a great portion of the world population. I want to play a role in developing new treatment options and possibly cures to a few of these ailments/complications. I am very interested in the physiological and biochemical aspect of depression and other brain disoerders that aren't treated with the same care as trauma.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Neurobiology and physiology. I am currenlty a junior by the amount of years enrolled and am expecting to graduate by 2017.
What is your Hometown?
My home town in Silver Spring, MD.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My faviorite academic opportunity at the University of Maryland has been the Honors Biology Program. Through this program, I am working as an independent undergraduate researcher at a laboratory for the National Institutes of Health and couln't be happier. This experience has introduced me to a lot of the possibilities that research entails and has played a positive role in maintaining my career choice.