Meet A Retriever

UMBC’s greatest strength is its people. When people meet Retrievers and hear about the passion they bring, the relationships they create, the ways they support each other, and the commitment they have to inclusive excellence, they truly get a sense of our community. That’s what “Meet a Retriever” is all about. 

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Xavier Smith speaking at an IEEE event with corporate sponsor IBM, and Student Events Board (seb). Photo courtesy of Smith.

Meet Xavier Smith, a senior computer engineering student who is heading to MIT next year to pursue his dreams of earning a Ph.D. and starting a biotech company. As a part of UMBC’s Meyerhoff Scholars Program, the U-RISE Scholars Program, and a number of other organizations on campus, he truly understands the meaning of community. Meet Xavier Smith.

IS student explains research at CU Boulder conference.
Information systems student Anthony Rivera explains his research at a conference at CU Boulder. Photo courtesy of Rivera.

Meet Anthony Rivera, a senior information systems (IS) major and a first-generation college student. When he’s not working on research related to improving equity for Medicaid recipients, you can also find him exploring his creative side through photography and a minor in theatre. Meet Anthony Rivera.

Women of Color Awards attendees
Janerra Allen (far left) celebrates with UMBC colleagues as President Valerie Sheares Ashby accepts her recent 2022 Technologist of the Year award at the Women of Color STEM DTX Conference. Image courtesy of Allen.

Meet Janerra Allen, M.S. ’22, electrical engineering, who is pursuing a Ph.D. student in the same in order to kick off a career in brain imaging research. A first-generation college student from Brooklyn, she is also a student leader, and a Meyerhoff Graduate Fellow. Meet Janerra Allen.

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