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)

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.

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Commons in the morning is surprisingly quiet and peaceful and it's one of my favorite spots to study before it gets busier during lunch.

What makes UMBC home?

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

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.

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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