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Sophie S.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

She/her/hers

Class of 2021

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major: Psychology

Secondary Major: Media and Communication Studies

Minor: French


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.

How has UMBC helped you grow?

UMBC has helped me develop my professional skills by allowing me to work in the admissions office. My professors have also helped me find my own voice and encouraged me to think critically in many aspects of my life.

My UMBC hack is...

going to the Psychology Building on floor 3 or 4 and doing work! They have desks on those floors, and it is secluded and quiet.

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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