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Meet Jeremy

Jeremy loves to write poetry and play rugby, two interests that are supported by a student community passionate about, well, almost everything!  As an English major, Jeremy is active in theatre productions, speaking engagements with the admissions office, his fraternity and as a marketing intern for the UMBC Office of Institutional Advancement, which houses our award-winning Creative Services.

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Meet Leslie

Leslie hopes to turn her Psychology and Communication majors into a career in the topic she feels most passionate about: bullying.  She knows all about bullying first-hand.  Her goal in life is to stop bullying in schools by becoming a counselor for troubled teens.  As part of the supportive community of transfer students at UMBC, Leslie will be a part of our active student community by living on campus in our residence halls and participating in student clubs.

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Meet Courtney

Courtney dreams of a life on Wall Street, and her Mathematics major at UMBC is her first step in getting there.  But before she heads to Manhattan, Courtney is busy fulfilling her passion in peer education when sheís not doing equations.  On the high school level, Courtney helps stop the spread of AIDS by using her Theatre, tech, spoken word and hip-hop skills to teach high school students about prevention.   Not only is she reaching out to her peers, but sheís also teaching doctors how to talk to teens.

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Meet Miguel

As the goal keeper for the UMBC menís soccer team, Miguel represents a well-rounded UMBC student in his interest in athletics and the arts.  As a Visual Arts major, he balances his time on the soccer field with his own t-shirt design business and a leader several student clubs.  Active as a mentor with his team, Miguel works with local youth to help them build skills in self-esteem and relationships.  As a senior, Miguel is aiming at a marketing or sales position when he graduates.

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Meet Kim

Kim knows that being a part of a team is essential to her student life. At UMBC, a supportive student community is important, from athletic teams to interest groups to living communities. Kimís team is the UMBC Womenís Basketball team, a group that not only heats up the basketball court but also serves lunches to the homeless, reads to middle-schoolers and performs other service projects around the community. She is also an Interdisciplinary Studies major, aiming for a career in international security. A bigger team, the United Nations, is Kimís ultimate career goal.

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Meet Naomi

Naomi has both a passion for helping pediatric burn victims and a love of the fine arts with her Visual Arts degree. At UMBC, students interested in art and culture mix with students interested in science and technology, creating unique student experiences and supportive communities where students like Naomi can explore all of her passions at once. She is part of a larger UMBC community of diverse interests by being an artist, a painter, an Honors scholar and involved with service at a local hospital. Many UMBC students love both art and science, and Naomi is no exception.

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Meet Curtis

Curtis isnít your typical college athlete Ė his interests are as well-rounded as the baseballs he hits for the UMBC menís baseball team. A talent for numbers led Curtis to major in Financial Economics and a need to make sure he could write more than just spreadsheets had him declare a minor in English. The UMBC athletic teams are not just sports-focused Ė service is as important as winning the division. The UMBC Baseball team also mentors for the League of Dreams, working as role models for inner-city kids and teaching the disabled how to play baseball. Curtis is also the Secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a student group that helped raise money for a new weight room at the UMBC athletic center (RAC).

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Meet Holly

Language is important to Holly, whether itís helping teach students abroad or communicating on the field with the UMBC Ultimate Frisbee team, BOOYAH. UMBC students form a supportive community with over 200 different student groups including athletic clubs, greek life, hobbies, service, arts, religion, media and culture. Like most UMBC students, Holly is as well rounded as her Frisbee, from studying abroad to her degree in Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication. Her connection with other study abroad students and the supportive English and Linguistics faculty are propelling Holly to fulfill her dream of seeing the world. With one stint in South Africa and planning another this summer, Holly is on her way.

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Meet Stefanie

Stefanie is many things Ė a blogger, an artist, a cause leader, a student organization leader, a photographer, but most of all, she is a part of a diverse and involved UMBC student community. Majoring in Political Science and Media and Communication, Stefanie joins her fellow students in exploring a career with multiple interests. Activism is not just a hobby at UMBC, it is a strong community that forms from a strong student body. Stefanie and other students involved in the Student Events Board, the Solidarity Coalition, Women in Learning and Leadership, the Honors College and US Democrazy are making a difference in the world.

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Meet Yasmin

Like many UMBC students, Yasmin is as dedicated to her studies as she is to the environment. Yasmin works hard on her double majors in History and Geography and minor in Chinese Language along with being a part of the Honors Scholar community. When she isnít studying the world, sheís working with the diverse and active student groups at UMBC on making it a better place. Yasmin is the Vice President of the Vegetarian Club, a student group that works with local parks to help remove invasive foreign plant species that threaten the local environment. While the world takes up much of Yasminís time, she is most proud of her efforts right here in Baltimore helping with her student peers to plan UMBCís Alternative Spring Break.

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