Katie K.

Grit Guide and Tour Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Class of 2026

Hometown: Walkersville, MD

Major: Biology

Concentration: PT-Track

Secondary Major: Dance

My advice to prospective students...

stay true to yourself and really find your place. It took me awhile to really find my people on campus, and times can get difficult with the way college is, but just keep being you and the right people will come.

Favorite Spot on Campus

My favorite spot on campus is probably the Commons. I really like how it is a shared meeting space for so many students, it's a great place to socialize, and the food choices are my favorite.

What makes UMBC home?

Everywhere you go on campus, everybody is friendly. People will stop to talk to you, everybody is supportive of one another, and overall, the vibes as you go around is calm and inviting.

I chose UMBC because...

it was a school that was closer to my home and everyone I care about, I was able to easily double major in both areas I am most interested in, and I just liked how friendly everybody on campus was to me, even when I was touring.

I'm passionate about...

Dancing Traveling Hiking and the Outdoors Spending Time with Family & Friends

I'm involved with...

Greek Life (Phi Mu) Dance Team Student Events Board Pre Physical Therapy Society
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