Magdanikka T.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2023

Hometown: Severn, MD

Major: Political Science

I chose UMBC because...

UMBC highlights having a very close community. I really felt like the institution itself cares about their students and tries to help them as much as they can. I also love that my fellow students are just as or more academically focused as I am and I feed of off other people's energy to encourage myself.

What makes UMBC home?

UMBC is such a tight knit community. A home is a place where you can feel comfortable and safe. For me, a home is just an environment where you can be free and can be yourself. This how I feel when I'm in UMBC, I feel comfortable enough to be my complete unadulterated self and everyone around me is the same.

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

I love IHU classes, they are so helpful and a good way to unwind and still retain information about the campus. My IHU class actually went on a scavenger hunt which is how I found some of my favorite hangout places on campus and student resources that I would've been too scared to look for myself.

During my first semester, I wish I would have known...

I wish I knew that I can reserve study spaces in ILSB, which in my opinion is the nicest building.

I'm passionate about...

Politics Law Painting

I'm involved with...

IHU Peer Facilitator SGA Student Ambassadors Filipino American Student Association
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