Sam R.

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Class of 2025

Hometown: Centreville, MD

Major: Biology

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

I love Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Cui. Dr. Carpenter teaches chemistry and Dr. Cui teaches physics. Both were classes I knew I would struggle with, but they truly valued their students and wanted us to succeed.

My UMBC hack is...

Carefully calculate how much a meal swipe gets you at each place. It's better to know than to have to use your flex when you didn't plan on it.

How has UMBC helped you grow?

This year I was able to meet a lot of new people and make friends, as well as joining a club. It's nice to be around people who also value their academics.

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

That meal swipes can be used at other places than for the approved meal deals. I missed out on so much.

I'm passionate about...

CATS crafts Fencing Sciences Video Games

I'm involved with...

Fencing Hillel
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