Rachel R.

Visual and Performing Arts Grit Guide and Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2024

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Dance

Secondary Major: Mathematics

How has UMBC helped you grow?

I'm learning to be self-sufficient and advocate for myself and my education.

My advice to prospective students...

is take everything into consideration, go with your gut, and don't be afraid to try new things!

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

on Halloween, my friends and I were out looking at the moon and a helicopter flew over us. We had no idea what it was until the pilot over the intercom said "Happy Halloween!"

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

My favorite class is improvisation because it gave me the opportunity to be creative and figure out my strengths and weaknesses as a dancer.

I'm passionate about...

Educational equity Mathematics Choreographing Puzzles Mental Health Advocacy
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