What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I am an alum of the Upward Bound Pre-College Program, and it made me very familiar with the campus. It feels like a comfortable place for me and feels like home.
What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I chose to major in astronomy because I know an astronomer and have been to NASA. It made me feel like no other subject has. I am determined to be a big figure in this field because it seems like a major most shy away from. I want to stick to it.
Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
I am an artist, swimmer, lacrosse player and soccer player. I am trying to learn how to play the guitar. I like to play basketball for fun and am completely terrible at volleyball, but I love to play it. I have not had the opportunity to get involved with any community service recently, but I hope to in the future.
Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
I have been involved with a few programs in the past. One was called Justice for Kicks and it was lovely. We collected shoes for our program and made presentations. I want to be involved in a program like that again. It reminds you of how privileged you are and that you are in a position to help others that need the assistance.
Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to meet a lot of new people and make many new experiences for myself. I hope to be able to pick up studying habits and skills that I never had before that I can apply to life outside of my academics.
What are your future goals after graduation?
I plan to go to school again to possibly work towards getting higher education to be closer to my dream job as an astronomer.