Lydia M.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2022

Hometown: Eldersburg, MD

Major: Biology

Concentration: Marine Biology

Secondary Major: Individualized Studies (INDS)

Fun Fact

I want to study sharks and they're one of my favorite animals, but if I could be any animal then I'd be an otter!

How has UMBC helped you grow?

UMBC has given me the support I needed to recognize my potential and to pursue my dreams with confidence. I've come to realize that what I've wanted to achieve is within reason and that I have the motivation and resources necessary to my success. The sky really is the limit!!

I chose UMBC because...

of our strong reputation as a STEM and research university. When I was looking for schools, I knew I wanted to either do research or become a doctor and a school with a reputation like UMBC's was a natural choice. Also, I'm a middle child and my parents liked the cost after in-state tuition since they have two other out of state tuitions to pay.

My UMBC hack is...

talk to people! The more connections you make the better your UMBC experience will be, from making new friends and memories to getting useful opportunities along your career path!

I'm passionate about...

Biology STEM Marine Biology Food sharks Vegetarian Exercise Rowing Nature Being Outdoors Animals

I'm involved with...

Honors College Student Alumni Association Rowing
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