Sophie S.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2021

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major: Psychology

Secondary Major: Media and Communication Studies

Minor: French

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

There are a lot of great places around, but I love Atwater's. It has a very calming vibe and is a great place to do some work off campus!

What makes UMBC home?

My friends! Not only does UMBC have a welcoming environment, I have made amazing best friends and acquaintances who make UMBC feel safe and feel like home.

My advice to prospective students...

is take your time considering where you want to go and visiting colleges (when possible), but try not to stress too much when choosing! You can find a home and friends wherever you go, plus you could always transfer! At UMBC, we accept almost as many transfer students as first-year students per year. You will always find the place for you, so trust yourself.

Fun Fact

I was so close to testing for the 5th Kyu belt in Aikido, but COVID derailed those plans. I hope to test for the belt this coming spring!

I'm passionate about...

Hiking and the Outdoors Story telling environmentalism

I'm involved with...

Honors College Humanities Scholars Aikido Environmental Task Force
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