Vannessa M.

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

Class of 2027

Hometown: Ijamsville, MD

Major: Mechanical Engineering

What makes UMBC home?

UMBC has so many clubs and organizations available. With such a diverse campus you have a place of belonging and community. People at UMBC want to see you succeed and with such great support you can’t help but think about the university as your family.

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Taqueria el Cabrito, its a taco shop a mile off of campus and they have $1.50 taco Tuesdays!

Favorite Spot on Campus

I love sitting at the tables by the pond, especially when the weather is nice. Whether I am studying, doing homework, talking to friends, or meeting new people, the pond is such a great space to feel connected with nature

My advice to prospective students...

As much as it is important to take your academics seriously, always remind yourself you are more than capable of succeeding. Sometimes it is okay to have fun and enjoy your time in college, and if you are seriously struggling do not hesitate to reach out. There are so many resources on campus to help.

I'm passionate about...

Drawing Watching soccer games Swimming I like traveling and seeing new places. Rock Climbing adventures Adrenaline Junky Hiking and the Outdoors crystals!!!! Eating tacos

I'm involved with...

SAE Baja Center for Women in Technology
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