Portrait of Gabriella Anthony

Gabriella Anthony

Mechanical Engineering / Baltimore, MD


What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because of their commitment to diversity and inclusion and the friendliness of the faculty and staff during my self-guided tour of the College Park campus. I also felt I would be truly supported in my higher education journey with the help of numerous academic success programs such as the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering and others.

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 and am interested in a career in the field of aviation. Throughout my past four years at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, my experience in the PLTW engineering program was my inspiration to pursue a career in engineering. I gained hands-on experience and the opportunity to network with STEM professionals who provided me with valuable insight into the kind of work
that engineers do.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
Outside of the classroom, I have a passion for hip-hop dance. I have been dancing for close to seven years and, as an immigrant, I have continued to find community through movement and musicality.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to have the opportunity to study abroad, enjoy being a part of a different culture, and meet people from all walks of life. I also hope to leave Maryland having made meaningful friendships at home and memories to last a lifetime.

What are your future goals after graduation?
After graduation, I hope to start my career in the aviation industry. I am particularly interested in researching and incorporating more clean energy into air travel. I hope to inspire more people who look like me and with similar backgrounds to pursue STEM careers.