Lera P.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2021

Hometown: Baltimore City, MD

Major: Social Work

Minor: Psychology

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

Theater 110 (Intro to Acting). I took the class as one of the Arts and Humanities requirements but loved every second. What I liked most was being able to get active in class instead of sitting and getting to interact with other students in every class.

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

that almost all of the food options on campus take your meal plan! I did not know that the food options in The Commons and Administration Building took the meal plan. It opened a whole new world of food on campus when I found out.

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Taste Tea (a bubble tea place right off campus) is always a good place to hang out with friends. You can even walk there!

My advice to prospective students...

is don't be afraid to put yourself out there! If you're living on campus, get to know those who live on your floor and in your building, go to the activities your hall has! If you're a commuter, spend some extra time on campus aside from classes, talk to those in your classes, go to the commuter lounge.

I'm involved with...

Resident Assistant Sign of Life Greek Life
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