Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Class of 2023
Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
Major: Biology B.A.
Secondary Major: Political Science B.A.
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.
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.
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.
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!