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

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

when some people needed to borrow my notes for my Cultural Anthropology class. Little did I know that I would be meeting some of my best and closest friends to this day. It was fun bonding over the class and our shared experiences as well as studying together and that is something that I will cherish dearly.

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.

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.

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Blue Moon Too located in Downtown Baltimore! Get the Captain Crunch French Toast, you will not regret it!

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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