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Sam R.

Tour Guides and Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Class of 2025

Hometown: Centreville, MD

Major: Biology


Favorite Spot on Campus

Fifth and sixth floor of the library, or if it's nice out I like to sit on the grass outside of commons.

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.

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 most memorable UMBC experience was...

Recently, in fencing, I scored my first touch! As a complete beginner, I was very proud and people were congratulating me and also giving me advice on how to be better. It really made me feel like I belonged.

I'm passionate about...

CATS crafts Fencing Sciences Video Games

I'm involved with...

Fencing Hillel
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