Kayla H.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2023

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

Major: Biology B.A.

Secondary Major: Political Science B.A.

I chose UMBC because...

the atmosphere is very community-oriented. I went on campus and immediately fell in love. Everyone was so nice and seemed to really care about me and my success in college.

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

STRiVE, which is a leadership retreat that people can go to during winter break. It was so great to meet new people who have different views about life than me. I was able to make new friends and allow myself to be vulnerable in able to learn more about myself. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

What makes UMBC home?

The people. Everyone comes together to help one another out and it’s so great to see and experience. UMBC wouldn’t be so great without the students and staff that make it special.

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

There is this Chinese restaurant 10 minutes away from campus called Little Phoenix. It is so good!!! Some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever had!

I'm passionate about...

Diversity and inclusion I love making people feel welcome and seeing them smile. Create long lasting change Creative writing Musicals Listening to Music

I'm involved with...

American Red Cross Society Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Fraternity Debate Undergraduate Student Government Association
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