Valerie Z.

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


Class of 2026

Hometown: Frostburg, MD

Major: Biological Sciences

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Pho Saigon in Catonsville! It takes about a 10 minute drive if you have a car, or you can take the UMBC transit into the city!

What makes UMBC home?

My friends and the familiarity that develops of living in my dorm and having a routine of classes!

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

About all the amazing resources UMBC had to offer (especially the resume help I can get at the Career Center)

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

Playing Dungeons and Dragons in my dorm room with a group of my friends!

I'm passionate about...

Art (drawing/painting) Photography Clarinet Piano Academics

I'm involved with...

Environmental Task Force Club Ice Hockey Club Volleyball
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