Shannon A.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2021

Hometown: Riva, MD

Major: Mathematics

Concentration: Education

Secondary Major: Psychology

I chose UMBC because...

UMBC was a good compromise for me and my parents: not too far from home, but far enough that I could be independent; good programs; and a campus that wasn't too big. It really turned out to be a great fit!

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Taste Tea in Arbutus! The bubble tea is delicious and there's a wall with sticky notes from other customers :)

Favorite Spot on Campus

The chairs and tables on the first floor of The Commons. The sun shines through the windows and skylights really nicely there.

How has UMBC helped you grow?

UMBC has given me tons of educational experiences to help me grow as a student, leadership opportunities to help me grow as a professional, and friends to help me grow as a person :)

I'm passionate about...

Heart-shaped objects Progressive Activism and Advocacy Helping Others Math Education

I'm involved with...

Welcome Week Leader (Woolie) FIRST Robotics Mentor Residential Life Apartments Office Assistant Undergraduate Tour Guide 2nd Floor Commons Renovations Planning Committee All Gender Restroom Steering Committee LGBTQ Campus Climate Workgroup Inclusion Council Women's Rugby LGBTQ Student Union
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