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Meet the Discovery Scholars

Yinka Opesanmi

Olayinka Opesanmi

Major: Biology
Freshman
oola1@umbc.edu


Where did you go to high school?
Chrisland College

When and why did you decide you wanted to attend UMBC?
It wasn't really my decision but now that I'm here I honestly enjoy all the things UMBC has to offer.

How did you hear about the Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community (DS LLC)?
During my application for housing.

Why did you decide to participate in the DS LLC?
I decided to join an LLC and Discovery Scholars appeared to be much more diverse and less restrictive then the others. It has a little bit of everything in it.

Did you know anyone else in Discovery Scholars when you started? Have you made friends through the program?
Nope, I became great friends with them before mid-semester even came around. I can't even remember how we first started hanging out with each other because it feels like we've been good friends for so long.

What was the most interesting thing that happened during your first year at UMBC?
Our random cooking nights (which aren't always successful )

What was your favorite part of being part of Discovery Scholars?
The variety of events we participated in together and lunches. We even got to have free massages (courtesy of Laila and Jill :] ).

In what ways did the DS LLC experience help you at UMBC?
The advisers for the DS floor were a huge part in helping me at UMBC. They gave us tips on everything and even introduced us to the opportunities at the shriver center. Currently I volunteer weekly at College Gardens, which is a lot of fun.

Would you recommend DS LLC to other new UMBC students?
Yes! Everyone is so different and unique, which is exactly why we get along with each other so well.

Tell us a few interesting things about yourself…?

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, I'm not that great at typing... I have a great roommate (Bianca the geisha), I have an addiction to lychee jellies and my favorite color is turquoise.