David F.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2023

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Major: Geography

Concentration: Public Health

Secondary Major: Health Administration and Public Policy

My advice to prospective students...

is to get involved in different clubs and organizations to connect with like-minded people and always be on the watch for opportunities.

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

Africana Studies. I enjoyed this class because I got to understand who I was as a black man and how my ancestors fought for rights and to understand that they were kings and queens as well.

Fun Fact

UMBC's President, Freeman Hrabowski, is in the top 10 of best college Presidents in the United States.

Favorite Spot on Campus

My favorite spot on campus is The Commons area. I really enjoy the liveliness. I did my homework there, caught up with friends and ate some food. It's was always easy to be there before class so you don't have to walk from the Residence Halls.

I'm passionate about...

Food Security Nutrition Sustainable Agriculture Food Systems

I'm involved with...

Writing & Reading Learning how to play the piano Portuguese
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