Niamani R.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Class of 2021

Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Psychology

I chose UMBC because...

I knew from the beginning that I would have staff members and peers who supported me and encouraged me.

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

that everyone moves at their own pace and there is no need to compare yourself to your peers.

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

my roommate throwing me a surprise birthday party at the end of freshmen year. It was the weekend in the middle of finals week but it was nice to take a little break from exams and celebrate my birthday and the end our first year with my friends.

Fun Fact

I have lived in 3 out of our 6 residence halls and 3 out of our 4 apartment communities.

I'm involved with...

National Society of Black Engineers Gospel Choir
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