Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Class of 2022
Hometown: Eldersburg, MD
Concentration: Marine Biology
Secondary Major: Individualized Studies (INDS)
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!
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!!
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.
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!