Portrait of Adam Ben Youssef

Adam Ben Youssef

Aerospace Engineering / Silver Spring, MD


What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
The main reason I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland was because of its proximity to my hometown. Being able to commute and return home was a large reason why I enrolled. Another reason is the aerospace engineering program offered at UMD, which is exceptional. Additionally, all of my dual enrollment credits from Montgomery College directly transferred to UMD.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I am pursuing a bachelor's in aerospace engineering. I selected that path because of my passion for aerospace, astronomy, and mechanics that I developed from a young age. I was involved with model rocketry, and have always had a thing from math and science.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
I am currently involved in UMD's boxing club as well as their wrestling club, to eventually be able to compete. I am also active in UMD's Muslim Student Association, attending events and being generally involved in prayer and their community.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to make a great deal of connections with new people that may be friendships, mentors, or networks for future opportunities. I also hope to become a better person overall, physically, mentally and spiritually.

What are your future goals after graduation?
My future goal after graduation is to become an aerospace engineer, working on a space track, as I am deeply interested in space-related ordeals. I also plan to start my own business, which doesn't necessarily have to be related to engineering.