Ruma K.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2022

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Major: Political Science

Minor: Art History and Museum Studies

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building! I love to sit on the comfy chairs next to the huge windows. ILSB has excellent natural lighting and study rooms among other spots in the building which have been great for studying during exam season!

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

I really liked POLI 327: Interest Groups and Lobbying with Dr. Schaller. It was my first upper level class ever! Initially I was terrified to speak in class and scared of all the upperclassman but over time this class helped me get over my fear of public speaking and Dr. Schaller challenged me and helped me bring my best work forward with every assignment I submitted.

I chose UMBC because...

I really liked how diverse it was both in terms of the student body and the variety of programs that it has to offer!

My UMBC hack is...

if you plan on commuting to campus, and are taking one of the UMBC shuttles, take advantage of all the stops because if you don't feel like walking or if you are running late, the shuttle cuts the time in half and gets you to your destination in the matter of minuets. It's especially useful when you need to get to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

I'm passionate about...

Painting Travelling Art History Social Justice Advocacy

I'm involved with...

Pi Sigma Alpha- National Political Science Honor Society South Asian Students Association (SASA)
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