Destinee Dunham

Destinee Dunham

Destinee Dunham

Undecided / Baltimore, MD

What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because of the amount of opportunities given here. I also love being in a diverse environment because I love learning about different people.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I plan to be a physician assistant, I chose this path because I have a passion for science and math. I used to want to be a nurse but I don’t anymore because I want to go as far as I can. Medical school is also an option because I feel like I’m capable. I plan to be somewhere in the medical field one day.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
Outside of class I go to the gym and study. I volunteer at home on weekends to help feed children. I plan to do some volunteer work across campus to continue giving back.

Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
I’m enrolled in the Maryland Promise Program and Incentive Awards Program and from both programs I have learned a lot. I learned that I’m capable of doing anything I put my mind to. I’m very lucky to have two support systems behind me because I struggle at times. In the future I hope to gain insight on mentoring children because it sounds interesting. I love how I have mentors and people to talk to if need be.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to take away that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I also hope to gain social skills because I’m not the best communicator but I will be soon.

What are your future goals after graduation?
My future goals after graduation is to attend PA school. I do not plan to take a gap year. I want to keep going and then become a travel PA eventually.

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