Portrait of Doris Levry

Doris Levry

Mechanical Engineering / Silver Spring, MD


What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because it was the best financial decision for me and my family, and it has a strong school of engineering.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I plan to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. I want to diversify this field and increase the representation of black women in mechanical engineering. I selected this path because I am an extremely imaginative person, and engineering will allow me to be innovative while solving global problems. My favorite subject in school has always been math and design applications. I enjoy communicating and collaborating with others on difficult but interesting projects, and I know I will get the chance to do so in this field.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
Outside of the classroom, I love to spend my time dancing and playing the piano. I am also active in my church, and we volunteer at non-profit organizations such as A Wider Circle.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to take away new connections and develop relationships with other individuals with different backgrounds than mine. I also want to discover more about my identity and other areas of interest.

What are your future goals after graduation?
My professional ambition is to work for one of the FAANG companies, NASA, or Lockheed Martin.