History and Secondary Education / Elkton, MD
What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because I wanted to stay in the state. Also, I wanted to stay on a large campus in order to get that big college campus experience. When I first visited Maryland I fell in love with the huge campus as well as the great amount of school pride here. I also made a couple of friends while visiting here which made it feel like home immediately.
What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I am currently a secondary education and history double major. After graduation, I plan on being a history teacher. While teaching I plan to get a degree in either psychology to become a school psychologist or a degree in educational administration. My goal is to continue to climb the ladder in the educational field. I hope to be someone that can make a difference in students' lives.
Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
During my time at Maryland, I hope to obtain a degree in education that will guide me in making an impact on the children in my community. I hope to also take away meaningful connections with community members, peers, and professors. I hope to make connections that will last a lifetime and help me grow. Overall, from my time at the University of Maryland, I hope to gain a better understanding of who I am as well as what my purpose in life will be.
Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
During my freshman year of college, I mainly focused on my academics, which resulted in me not participating on campus as much as I would like to. This year, I will be sure to find my place on campus by getting more involved in organizations as well as clubs. Aside from school, I work a part-time job at a golf course as well as various basketball camps.
What are your future goals after graduation?
After graduation, I plan on becoming a history teacher in a high school. I aspire to be a great role model to students as well as a great teacher. I plan to grow tremendously in the education field. After teaching I plan to move up in the education field. I have not decided if I want to become a psychologist in the school system or a principal, but those are my goals that I am working towards.
If you are a returning scholar, what is your favorite part of the Maryland Promise Program?
I am in Cohort 3A of the Maryland Promise Program, so this is my second year in the program. My favorite part of the program is the meetings. The meetings really make a huge school feel small. I love that it creates our own community. The meetings are also fun; we do activities and have discussions about topics that will help us now and in the future.