Group photo from "Divestapalooza"
3 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
During my time at Maryland thus far, I have become involved with many clubs. As a rising sophomore, I plan on attaining leadership roles in some of these clubs. I have yet to build upon my volunteer experience but I am looking into different opportunities.
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 chose to attend the University of Maryland because I fell in love with the campus and the people here when I visited. Although I am from Maryland and my dad is an alumni, at first I wasn't sure if Maryland was right for me. However, after visiting campus and seeing the friendly, enthusiastic students, the beautiful campus, and the great academics, I knew I wanted to be a Terp. My favorite part of being a Terp is the amount of love that the students, faculty, and other communities have for UMD.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will make a positive difference in the world by pursuing what I am passionate about and working my hardest to impact the field I go into. I am very passionate about wildlife, and I plan to dedicate my career and studies to helping those without a voice gain recognition and rights.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am an Environmental Science and Policy major, and I am currently deciding between the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology concentration or the Wildlife Management concentration within the major. I am planning on graduating in May of 2019.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is a small area in Western Maryland called Dayton.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite classes are my Environmental Science courses because I am so eager to delve into this major and explore the options that I have. I am also involved in various extracurriculars such as the Student Sustainability Committee, the Wildlife Society chapter at UMD, and have recently been accepted into the Federal Semester program for Energy and the Environment. In addition, I am part of the newly formed Environmental Science and Policy Student Association.