Ian A.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2023

Hometown: Bear, DE

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIOC)

Secondary Major: Health Administration and Public Policy (HAPP)

During my first semester, I wish I would have known...

how much responsibility I would have when it came to myself and my studies.

My advice to prospective students...

is think about your priorities, who you are, and who you would like to be, yet remember that college is supposed be filled with experiences of growth and discovery.

I chose UMBC because...

it felt right, like everything had fallen into place.

How has UMBC helped you grow?

My service-learning experience, tutoring ESOL at the Esperanza Center in Baltimore, shaped my freshman year and life in general.

I'm passionate about...

Walking Conversation Writing Art Music Expression connection Public Health

I'm involved with...

Writing Center Tutor Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation (Grit Guide) Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program Honors College
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