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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 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!

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!

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.

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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