Lera P.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2021

Hometown: Baltimore City, MD

Major: Social Work

Minor: Psychology

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.

Favorite Spot on Campus

The second floor of the library or Starbucks because I love to have some background noise when I study. You can always find me sitting in one of these spots.

What makes UMBC home?

UMBC has felt like home from the second I stepped foot on campus for orientation. Everything about the campus feel is so comfortable. Especially the fact that I always see someone I know when I walk across campus, I never feel alone.

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.

I'm involved with...

Resident Assistant Sign of Life Greek Life
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