“I love that UMBC is so diverse and inclusive. UMBC makes you feel right at home when you walk through the campus. Everyone welcomes you with open arms.”
Major: Computer Engineering
Hometown: Owings Mills, MD
Undergraduate Teaching Fellow for ENES 101 Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
Why did you chose UMBC?
I chose UMBC mostly because it was right here in Maryland. It is close to home, that way I can stay near my family. A major factor for me was the size. UMBC is the perfect size, it allows me to easily create connections with classmates and professors that will last a lifetime.
What do you love about UMBC?
I love that UMBC is so diverse and inclusive. UMBC makes you feel right at home when you walk through the campus. Everyone welcomes you with open arms. I also appreciate the fact that UMBC is always striving to be better and adapt to the ever-changing society.
What would you say to a prospective student?
I would say get involved with campus activities. You’ll find friends that you share common interests with and that creates a bond that is indescribable. Overall, even if you are shy at first, try something new, you might surprise yourself and end up enjoying it. I know I did.
What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
My favorite class at UMBC would have to be Circuit Theory with Dr. LaBerge. I learned so much in that course. It was my first hands-on experience with building and analyzing circuits. I don’t think I’ll every forget it. I can honestly say that it was this course that solidified my passion for computer engineering.
What research activities have you participated in while at UMBC?
I attended a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), where I got to work in a sustainability lab and eventually published a paper on the research I did that summer.
Where did you complete your internship/applied learning experience?
completed the REU at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida.
What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
I hope to work in the field of communications. I would love to build devices and applications the benefit wireless communication. In the end, I want to use my degree to make a difference.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I was offered and accepted a full-time position at Northrop Grumman for after graduation.