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Maria H.

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Class of 2026

Hometown: Eldersburg, MD

Major: Social Work

Secondary Major: Psychology


How has UMBC helped you grow?

I have met some of the most wonderful people at UMBC who push me to do my best work every day. So, UMBC has helped me grow by introducing me to people who will always push me to be my best.

Favorite Spot on Campus

My favorite spot on campus is the 7th floor of the library. I love to find a cozy corner and do my homework and catch up with friends!

I chose UMBC because...

I loved the size of the campus and the Social Work program at UMBC!

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

Professor Marcela Mellinger. She is my favorite professor as she pushed me to work harder than any other teacher has. I produced my best work in her class due to her amazing teaching and encouragement. If you ever have the opportunity too take her for SOWK 360 please do!

I'm passionate about...

Crafting scrapbooking Crocheting! Video Gaming Singing Social Work Psychology Drinking Coffee

I'm involved with...

Peer Mentor
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