1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I was a volunteer leader for Terps 4 Change here at UMD during my freshman and sophomore years! I would have liked to continue if I had the time. They were really gratifying experiences and I learned a lot! I am not much of an outdoors person but I definitely stepped out of my bounds by volunteering at Magruder Park, where we uprooted invasive plant species.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship has enabled me to be able to continue my studies here at UMD. I hope to continue my studies in Korean and hopefully visit the country soon, and this generous gift has brought me one step closer to that dream. I am very grateful for this award, and I hope to make the donor proud with my dedication to the language!
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 here because I loved the atmosphere of this campus. When I came for orientation, something about this place felt like "home." I knew I wanted to attend a school far from home, so I needed to choose a place that would make me feel relaxed and accepted. I felt UMD was that place. My favorite part about being a Terp is McKeldin Mall! It's so beautiful during spring time, and seeing all my fellow Terps chilling on the mall and enjoying the sunshine makes me feel happy.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I can only hope to do this by doing the best I can in all that I do. Truly, it is difficult to make a difference in this world, let alone a positive one. However I hope that by trying my hardest I inspire those around me to do their best as well.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am currently completing an English major and Philosophy minor. I plan to graduate in May, 2017.
What is your Hometown?
This is actually a tough question. I moved around a lot as a kid, but I'd have to say it's a tie between Queens, New York and Salisbury, Maryland. I was born and raised for a good bit of my life in Queens, but I spent most of my schooling years in Salisbury.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite class is actually the Gemstone Honors program. It's a 4 year long group research project, so it takes a lot of dedication and patience. Luckily my team of fellow student researchers have been absolutely amazing and not only did I gain lots of knowledge on how to do research, I gained an awesome group of friends!