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Meet the Discovery Scholars

2012 | 2013

Joshua Franklin

Joshua Franklin

Major: Political Science and French
Sophomore
josh22@umbc.edu

Hey, I’m Josh.
I’m a dual French-American citizen, and love almost everything about France. I did crew for a little bit last semester but left it to pioneer the new UMBC French Club (which several Discovery Scholars have since joined).

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Yasmine Massac

Yasmine Massac
Psychology with a double minor in Spanish and Writing
Freshman
yasmine2@umbc.edu

I am Yasmine,

I am a die-hard Gleek and a nerd. I enjoy reading novels and writing my own short stories and occasionally poetry. My favorite color is purple, I love listening to music and watching movies (and Glee), and I love being outside, but only when the weather is warm.

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Yinka Opesanmi

Yinka Opesanmi

Major: Biology
Freshman
oola1@umbc.edu

I am Yinka,

I volunteer at College Gardens, I eat just about everything, love to travel, attended boarding school in Nigeria for high school, wouldn't mind if I was offered a job to be a food or movie critic, frustrating Joshua Franklin has become a hobby for me.

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Bianca Varela

Bianca Varela

Major: Psychology with a minor in Biology
Freshman
bianca7@umbc.edu

Hi, I’m Bianca,

I was born and raised in Waldorf, Maryland. I am a self proclaimed plant enthusiast (even after the unfortunate incident in which I left all my plants at home for a week, and they all died due to neglect) and hater of monopoly (which Josh makes me play).

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Ji Sung Kwon

Ji-Sung Kwon

Major: Biological Sciences (with possible minors in Korean and Chemistry)

Freshman

jikwon1@umbc.edu

Hi,

I’m a Biological Sciences major, but I love art more than science/biology. I moved from South Korea to the United States about 6 years ago. When I first moved here, I couldn’t speak English at all, but I learned English by watching SpongeBob SquarePants, Fairy OddParents, and pretty much everything aired on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

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