Nivi M.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Class of 2022

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Biological Sciences

Secondary Major: Economics

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Krispy Kreme because you can get fresh donuts and eat them while they're still warm. Also, Old Ellicott City in general has so many antique stores that are fun to browse.

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

Intro to Creative Essay Writing--I honestly hate writing but this class made essays almost enjoyable. It was a late-night class that lasted two hours once a week, but the professor always had so much energy.

My advice to prospective students...

this is a fresh start, so make sure you learn from the mistakes you made in high school. I regretted not being very involved in high school so when I started at UMBC I made sure to say yes to every opportunity available.

What makes UMBC home?

The people that I have met here and all the great memories I have from spending time with my friends.

I'm passionate about...

Napping Hiking Service Calligraphy ice skating Guitar

I'm involved with...

Erickson Hall Community Council Events Chair Residential Student Association Director of Leadership and Advocacy Chemistry Department Learning Assistant Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Shriver LLC Peer Mentor Pre-Medical Society
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