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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
As a freshman, I was president of the Ellicott Hall Residence Hall Association. This was a powerful experience for me, as I had a chance to organize several events and work with other passionate students to improve the community wellbeing. I have also participated in the TerpThon dance marathon and many other activities to raise funds for those in need.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has enabled me to continue my coursework and research in Computer Science. I have had the opportunity to learn more about data science through courses like Machine Learning and Algorithms, and I am continuing my research in Software Engineering this semester. The Boeing scholarship has allowed me to accomplish this without the pain of financial stress.
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 was accepted to a new honors college program called ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students). This provided me with many important skills in the field of cybersecurity, and has certainly prepared me for a career in the field.
Maryland is special to me because it has provided me with excellent prospects for my future. I feel very prepared to pursue any career path that suits my interests based on the excellent courses and professors. Additionally, my fellow students are some of the most intelligent and gifted people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, which provides an exceptional community in which to learn and grow.
My favorite part of being a Terp is the wide array of options available to me. I am free to sign up for fascinating courses, join intramural sports teams, and pursue research opportunities with experienced staff. All of these things culminate for an excellent learning experience, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I took a course in Philanthropy at the University of Maryland which completely changed the way that I think about helping others. Our class was given $10,000 in real money and had to collectively decide how to best use it to help those in need. This experience opened my eyes to the power of philanthropy. In the future I hope to serve on a board of directors that makes decisions about how resources are used to help the less fortunate.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am majoring in Computer Science, with a minor in Statistics. I will graduate in December 2016.
What is your Hometown?
I am from Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
As a Sophomore, three of my friends and I performed research in cybersecurity and wrote a paper on our findings. Last semester, this paper was accepted to a conference, and we presented our findings to a group of experts in the field. This experience has inspired me to continue performing research and expanding my knowledge in Computer Science.