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.

My advice to prospective students...

is it's okay to not know exactly what you want to do in the beginning! That's what college is for! You don't have to come in with a strict plan because it can change based on how you change and grow! Also, don't be afraid to explore any and all interests that you have because college is the perfect time to do so!

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

that there is more to college than just studying and I should allow myself to find opportunities. I used to stay in my room a lot either doing homework or watching Netflix. I wish I had known sooner that I would find my place on campus.

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.

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!

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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