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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


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.

My UMBC hack is...

definitely use the shortcuts to get up to the performing arts building if need be! The steps can get super tiring, especially on a Monday morning :)

How has UMBC helped you grow?

I feel as though I have become super independent, just by being on my own, alone. Furthermore, I have taken on so many commitments and all of them together has really allowed me to reach out of my comfort zone.

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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