Abigail A.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2022

Hometown: Germantown, MD

Major: Biology (BA)

Minor: Africana Studies

My advice to prospective students...

is don't feel stuck to one major or minor. It's ok to not know exactly what you want to do but be willing to explore different fields.

Fun Fact

UMBC produces the most African Americans who pursue M.D, Ph.D than any other university in the country.

How has UMBC helped you grow?

UMBC has challenged me academically. While taking diffucult classes, UMBC has provided me (and all students) tutoring resources in order to succeed. I am not afraid to admit that I need help because I know that there are resources and people willing to help me.

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Giant is located about 5 minutes away from Campus making it really accessible to get groceries and stock up on supplies. The UMBC transit provides transportation to Giant (and many local stores in the area) free of cost to UMBC students.

I'm passionate about...

Equality in healthcare Food! Teaching and mentoring Teaching Children's Sunday School My Faith

I'm involved with...

Africana council Pre-Medical Society
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