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!

What makes UMBC home?

The people. Everyone is so genuine, helpful, and wants to see you happy and successful.

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

how to use my time and resources better. I lacked a sense of balance to match my sense of purpose and I think I could have been a little more successful, but each semester I get better at it!

My advice to prospective students...

is to try new things!! You don't really know if you'll like something until you experience it. Plus it's better to take the risk and maybe find a new passion or meet new friends.

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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