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Kayla H.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

She/her/hers

Class of 2023

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

Major: Biology B.A.

Secondary Major: Political Science B.A.


Favorite Class or Professor and Why

Debating America, which was a first-year seminar where we learned about the origins of political ideologies and how they affected American thought and policy. It was very interesting to learn why people believe certain ideologies!

Favorite Spot on Campus

There are these big windows with benches on the first floor of the library. During the week, it’s too loud to actually study there but on the weekends, it’s a beautiful place to see a lot of campus and get a ton of natural sunlight. I could sit there for hours.

Fun Fact

I LOVE all things Disney! I’ve been to Disney World, on a Disney Cruise, and I’ve watched almost every single Disney animated film and Disney Channel movie. My favorites are The Lion King and Tangled!

How has UMBC helped you grow?

I have become much better at being more social and being less shy! I have also become a more well-rounded person and student!

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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