Meet the Discovery Scholars
Major: Music Education
Where did you go to high school?
Valley High School in Las Vegas, NV
When and why did you decide you wanted to attend UMBC?
I wanted to be closer to my extended family, who told me that UMBC was a good choice.
How did you hear about the Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community (DS LLC)?
I received a letter in the mail!
Why did you decide to participate in the DS LLC?
I entered UMBC as an undecided student and figured that the extra advising and spending time with other undecided students would help me figure out what I want to major in.
Did you know anyone else in Discovery Scholars when you started? Have you made friends through the program?
I knew nobody. I’ve definitely become really close to a few of them though. The people I hung out with most were from the floor.
What was the most interesting thing that happened during your first year at UMBC?
Let’s see, being trapped in the cabinet under my sink...choose your friends wisely.
What was your favorite part of being part of Discovery Scholars?
Getting to have awesome and effective advising with the Discovery Scholar advisors Jill and Laila!
In what ways did the DS LLC experience help you at UMBC?
It helped me to decide that I want to be a Music Education Major, which I now love!
Would you recommend DS LLC to other new UMBC students?
YES! Even if you’re sure of what you want to major in, its a great way to be a part of a tight knit community of diverse students.
Tell us a few interesting things about yourself…?
I love playing instruments, I want to become a band teacher, I’ve performed at Carnegie Hall and in China, I’m a Student Life Ambassador on campus, super involved with organizations such as SGA and (seb), a 2012 STRiVER, and I don’t like seafood.