Meet the Discovery Scholars
Major: Biological Sciences, Minor in Sociology
Class Standing: Sophomore
Where did you go to high school?
I attended Meadowbrook High School in Jamaica.
When and why did you decide you wanted to attend UMBC?
Well, I didn't know about about UMBC when I applied. However, after applying and forgetting that I did, my father called me and told me about the school and that I should do my research on it. So I took the time to gain knowledge about the school, and it was perfect for my major so I started to like it.
How did you hear about the Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community (DS LLC)?
When I received my acceptance package I saw Discovery Scholars in the Living and Learning Community (LLC) section.
Why did you decide to participate in the DS LLC?
I decided to participate in Discovery Scholars because I was unsure of my Major entering college and I was very interested in exploring different fields in hopes of finding something I will love.
Did you know anyone else in Discovery Scholars when you started? Have you made friends through the program?
I Knew only one person through the FaceBook meet and greet page. I've made quite a few friends throughout the year on the floor. In addition, I can say that I know everyone on the floor.
What was the most interesting thing that happened during your first year at UMBC?
The most interesting thing that happened to me during my first year at UMBC was mentoring high school students at an inner city school in Baltimore. I give credit to the First Year Seminar (FYS) that I took my first semester as it helped me to have a smooth transition into UMBC.
What was your favorite part of being part of Discovery Scholars?
Meeting some great people. Oh and the LUNCHES !!!! You guys will be hip real soon lol.
In what ways did the DS LLC experience help you at UMBC?
Discovery scholars was very beneficial throughout my first year both academic and network wise. Having a second advisor really helps in selecting the right classes and I felt as if that saved me.
Would you recommend DS LLC to other new UMBC students?
I would definitely recommend DS LLC to other new UMBC students.
If something worked well for me, I would have no problem sharing my story with others, and DS LLC is one such story.
Tell us a few interesting things about yourself…?
I am American by birth, Jamaican by blood. I'm currently on the UMBC Table Tennis team merely for fun and talent. I love Track and Field and my Caribbean Student Council Family! I'm an aspiring physician who loves Sociology and a great ambassador of DS LLC.