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Danielle Arons

Danielle Arons

Danielle is a sophomore Biochemistry and Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology dual degree in the College Park Scholars: Life Sciences program, and is from Rockville, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the balcony on the second floor of McKeldin Library and her favorite classes have been CHEM237: Principles of Organic Chemistry 1 for majors and BSCI207: Organismal Biology.

 

Greg Behker

Greg Bekher

Greg is a junior Computer Science major and Russian minor from Laurel, MD. He is a member of the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Honors Program and the UMD Startup Shell. His favorite place on campus is the Quantum Cafe, and his favorite classes at Maryland include CMSC216: Introduction to Computer Systems, and RUSS439A: The Silver and Golden ages of Russian Poetry.




Elexa BocchinoElexa Bocchino

Elexa is a College Park Scholars: Arts senior Biological Sciences: General Biology major with a General Business minor from Cedar Knolls, NJ.  Her favorite place on campus is near the fountain on McKeldin Mall, and her favorite class is BSCI222: Principles of Genetics.

 

 

Breanna Boggan

Breanna Boggan

Breanna is a College Park Scholars: Life Sciences junior majoring in Biological Sciences: General Biology from Potomac, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is the Zen Garden behind the Memorial Chapel. Her favorite classes are CHEM241: Organic Chemistry II and PSYC301: Biological Basis of Behavior.

 

 

Tyler Chafitz

Tyler Chafitz

Tyler is a Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology senior working towards Departmental Honors in Biology. He is from Ardsley, New York. His favorite place on campus is McKeldin Mall, and his favorite class, as a student and as a TA, is BSCI223: Microbiology.

 

Allison Chen

Allison Chen

Allison is a junior Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology and Government & Politics double degree in the Gemstone Honors Program from Potomac, Maryland. Her favorite places on campus are the turf fields, where she plays club field hockey, and McKeldin Mall. Her favorite classes are CHEM231: Organic Chemistry I and HESP202: Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences.

 

Michelle Cody

Michelle Cody

Michelle is an ACES Honors College senior double majoring in Computer Science and Psychology from Perry Hall, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is the Prince Frederick lawn. Her favorite class at Maryland is PSYC334: Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships.

 

 

Katherine Cordwell

Katherine Cordwell

Katherine is a University Honors senior Mathematics and Computer Science double major from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Her favorite place on campus is the fountain in Hornbake Plaza, and her favorite class at Maryland is MATH405: Linear Algebra.

 

 

Jake DeBroff

Jake DeBroff

Jake is a University Honors senior Biological Sciences: General Biology major from Harrisburg, PA. His favorite place on campus is the top of Cole Fieldhouse overlooking Byrd Stadium. His favorite class at Maryland is BSCI222: Principles of Genetics.

 

 

 

Amanda DeLorenzo

Amanda DeLorenzo

Amanda is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology from Clarksville, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is the South Campus Quad, especially during the spring. Her favorite classes have been BSCI433: Biology of Cancer, and PHIL209E: Philosophy of Happiness.

Abigail DiVito

Abigail DiVito

Abby is a College Park Scholars: Life Sciences senior, Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution major from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Her favorite place on campus is the patio on the 2nd floor of McKeldin Library, and her favorite class at Maryland has been BSCI207: Organismal Biology.

 

 

Ryan Eckenrod

Ryan Eckenrod

Ryan is a combined Masters/Bachelors student majoring in Computer Science, with minors in Business Analytics and ACES II Cybersecurity from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Currently a senior, his favorite places on campus are the Eppley Recreation Center and McKeldin Mall, and his favorite classes at Maryland are BMGT431: Data Analytics and CMSC414: Computer and Network Security.

 

karlie Finch

Karlie Finch

Karlie is a College Park Scholars: Life Sciences sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology and minoring in Philosophy from Pasadena, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the Quantum Café inside the Physics building, and her favorite classes at Maryland are BSCI105:  Principles of Biology and PHIL456: Philosophy of Biology II.

 


 

Emily Garhart

Emily Garhart

Emily is a senior Astronomy and Physics double degree also minoring in Planetary Science from Severna Park, Maryland. She was in College Park Scholars: Science, Discovery, and the Universe and is currently in Astronomy Departmental Honors. Her favorite place on campus is the observatory, and her favorite classes are ASTR430: The Solar System and PHYS199M: The Manhattan Project.

 

 

 




Dominique GelmannDominique Gelmann

Dominique Gelmann is an Honors College senior majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology from Elkton, Maryland. Her favorite places on campus are McKeldin Mall, Hornbake Plaza, and the running trails starting behind the Xfinity parking lots. Her favorite class is BSCI440: Mammalian Physiology.

 

 




Jesse GerbJesse Gerb

Jesse is a sophomore Biological Sciences: General Biology major. He enjoys medicine and all facets of science which led him to pursuing a pre-medicine professional focus at the University of Maryland. His favorite place is the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center because it is the perfect place to study. His favorite class has been BSCI105: Principles of Biology I.

 

 

 

 

Juniellie Gonzalez Quiles

Junellie Gonzalez Quiles

Junellie is an Honors College: University Honors junior double majoring in Astronomy and Physics from San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Her favorite places on campus are the green area next to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the lobby of the Physical Sciences Complex, and the sitting area in Hornbake Plaza.  Her favorite classes are ASTR120: The Solar System and ASTR121: Stars and Beyond.

 

 

 


 

 

Michael Greklek-Mckeon

Michael Greklek-Mckeon

Mike is a sophomore University Honors Physics and Astronomy double degree student from Eastchester, New York. His favorite places on campus are the Physical Sciences Complex ellipse and the rugby pitch on the Engineering Fields. His favorite class has been PHYS275: Experimental Physics I - Mechanics and Heat.

 


 

Philbert Hwang

Philbert Hwang

Philbert is a junior College Park Scholars student in the Media, Self, and Society program majoring in Computer Science from Gaithersburg, MD. His favorite place on campus is McKeldin Mall. His favorite class is CMSC 330: Organization of Programming Languages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natasha Ivanina

Natasha Ivanina

Natasha is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences: Cell Biology and Genetics from Bethesda, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is teaching classes inside the group fitness studio at Eppley Recreation Center and the basement floor of Hornbake Library on the quiet study days. Her favorite classes have been BSCI222: Principles of Genetics and BSCI410: Molecular Genetics.

 

Suraj Jaladanki

Suraj Jaladanki

Suraj is an Honors College junior Biological Sciences: Cell Biology and Genetics major with a minor in Computer Science. His family lives in Columbia, MD. His favorite place on campus is Hornbake Plaza, and his favorite class at Maryland is BSCI207: Principles of Biology III-Organismal Biology.

Christian JohnsonChristian Johnson

Christian is a senior Computer Science major from Buffalo, NY, and member of the first four year undergraduate honors program for cybersecurity at Maryland, the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students, where he served as Student Board President for two years. Christian is also a member of the QUEST Honors Program in the Smith School of Business. He is currently a cyber engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation, and does project management for The Gallup Organization.

Aastha KhannaAastha Khanna

Aastha is a junior Computer Science major from Hockessin, Delaware. She is minoring in statistics and is also in the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) Honors Program. Her favorite place on campus is Washington Quad, and her favorite classes are WMST250: Intro to Women's Studies and CMSC132: Object-Oriented Programming II.

 

 

 

Ellan Kim Ellan Kim

Ellan is an Honors College junior in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) majoring in Computer Science from Clarksburg, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. Her favorite class is CMSC216: Introduction to Computer Systems.
 

Dahlia KronfliDahlia Kronfli

Dahlia is a senior Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major with a minor in Spanish Language and Culture, and is a member of the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) program in the Honors College. She is from the small town of Walkersville, in Frederick County, Maryland. Her favorite places on campus are McKeldin Mall and the Bioscience Research Building, and her favorite class has been BSCI330: Cell Biology & Physiology.

 

Gabrielle Leget

Gabrielle Leget

Gabrielle is an Honors College sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology from Leonardtown, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is Hornbake Plaza. Her favorite class is BSCI 105: Principles of Biology I.


 

Isabelle Lock

Isabelle Lock

Isabelle is a senior Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major in the Design | Cultures + Creativity (DCC) Honors College and the QUEST honors program from Annapolis, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the Washington Quad on warm sunny days, however you'll often find her in the Baltimore room in the Stamp Student Union. Her favorite class at UMD is HONR278Z: Philosophy and Practice of yoga.

 

 

Matthew Long

Matthew Long

Matthew is a senior Computer Science major and Astronomy minor from Pittsburgh, PA. He is a member of the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Honors Program, as well as a frequent member of intramural soccer teams. His favorite place on campus is the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance, and his favorite classes at Maryland include ASTR230: The Science and Fiction of Planetary Systems and CMSC434: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction.

 

Chris LowmanChris Lowman

Chris is an Honors College senior Mathematics major and Computer Science minor from Catonsville, Maryland. His favorite place on campus is the echo spot in front of Montgomery Hall, and his favorite class at Maryland is MUSC205: History of Popular Music, 1950 - Present.



Christopher MaChristopher Ma

Chris is a College Park Scholars: Science and Global Change senior majoring in Biochemistry and participating in Biology Departmental Honors from Ellicott City, Maryland. His favorite places on campus are McKeldin Mall and the Chemistry Courtyard. His favorate class as a student and as a TA is CHEM231&232: Organic Chemistry I Lecture & Lab.

 

 

 

 



 

 

Kelsey MalloyKelsey Malloy

Kelsey is an Honors College senior, majoring in Atmospheric & Oceanic Science and minoring in Remote Sensing of Environmental Change. Her hometown is Philadelphia, PA. Her favorite places on campus are McKeldin Mall and the echo spot, and her favorite class has been AOSC200: Weather & Climate.

 

 

 

 

Sasha MargobSasha Margob

Sasha, hailing from Hagerstown, MD, is a Design, Cultures, and Creativity (DCC) Honors College junior, and is majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology. Her favorite places on campus are the Washington Quad, the Xfinity Center during a basketball game, and the outdoor balcony of McKeldin Library. Her favorite courses at Maryland have been CHEM231: Organic Chemistry I, and HDCC106: Expanded Cinema.

Bria MartinBria Martin

 

Bria is a University Honors senior majoring in Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution and minoring in Sustainability from Riverdale, MD. Her favorite places on campus are the Physical Sciences Complex and Hornbake Plaza. Her favorite classes are BSCI 370: Principles of Evolution and HONR 248T: The Harlem Renaissance: Art, Literature, Classic Blues.

 

 

Jamie MatthewsJamie Matthews

Jamie is an Honors College junior Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology and Computer Science double degree from Silver Spring, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the Chemistry courtyard. Her favorite class at Maryland is CMSC132: Object Oriented Programming II.

 

 

Alexa McManus

Alexa McManus

Alexa is a senior Math and Education double major and is minoring in Spanish and General Business. She is from northern New Jersey. Her favorite places on campus are Cole Field House where she plays UMD Women's Club Soccer and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library where she spends a lot of time studying. Her favorite class is MATH401: Applications of Linear Algebra.

 


Lyra Morina

Lyra Morina

Lyra is a University Honors sophomore Biological Sciences: Cell Biology and Genetics and Economics dual degree. Originally from Kosovo, she has lived in Zambia, Uganda, and now Maryland, ready to continue taking on the world as a Terp. In her free time you can find her doing genetics research in her FIRE lab, singing and playing piano in her performing arts group Kreativity, and, if you listen close enough, you might just hear her laugh echoing throughout campus. Her favorite classes include BSCI207: Organismal Biology, FIRE153: Found in Translation, and HONR278Q: Biodiversity, Global Environmental Change, and Their Effects on Human Health.

 

 

 

 

Sahith Mukku

Sahith Mukku

Sahith is a Gemstone sophomore Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major from Laurel, MD. His favorite place on campus is the Physical Sciences building, and his favorite class has been HONR239X: Ecological Design Thinking.

Muftiat Ogunsanya

Muftiat Ogunsanya

Muftiat is a Design, Cultures, and Creativity (DCC) junior Computer Science major and Neuroscience minor from Laurel, MD. Her favorite places on campus are the Prince Frederick lawn and the McKeldin Mall. Her favorite class has been HDCC 106: Gender, Race, and Labor in the Digital World.

 

 

 

Hannah Olson

Hannah Olson

Hannah is an Astronomy and Applied Mathematics double major from Silver Spring, MD. Her favorite place to study is the Quantum Cafe. Her favorite classes are MATH416: Applied Harmonic Analysis- An Introduction to Signal Processing and ASTR315: Astronomy in Practice. 

 

 

 

 

Maddy Paulson

Maddy Paulson

Maddy is an Honors College Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) senior Biological Sciences: Cell Biology and Genetics and Mathematics: Statistics double major. Her favorite places on campus are the eighth floor lounge in La Plata and 1318A Symons Hall. Her favorite classes have been HLSC322: Genetics and Genomics and CHEM231: Organic Chemistry I.

 

 

Mary Robichaux

Mary Robichaux 

Mary is a junior Gemstone Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major from Houma, Louisiana.  Her favorite place on campus is the chemistry building courtyard, and her favorite class at Maryland is CHEM231: Organic Chemistry.

  

Erin Schiksnis

Erin Schiksnis

Erin is a junior Biological Sciences: Cell Biology and Genetics major in College Park Scholars: Life Sciences from Skillman, NJ. Her favorite spot on campus is the Washington Quad and her favorite class is BSCI330: Cell Biology & Physiology.

Sydnee Shannon

Sydnee Shannon

Sydnee is an ACES Honors senior majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Computer Science from Ellicott City, Maryland. Her favorite place at the University of Maryland is the McKeldin Mall and pool. Her favorite classes are Math 241: Calculus III and HONR278D: National Security Dilemmas.

 



Neha Soni

Neha Soni

Neha is an Honors College senior in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP), currently double majoring in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Boyds, MD. Her favorite place on campus would be McKeldin Mall during the spring time. Her favorite classes at Maryland is MATH274: History of Mathematics because even though history isn't her strong suit, learning about how math has evolved has been very interesting.

 

 

 

 

George Thomas

George Thomas

George is a Gemstone junior majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology from Baltimore, MD. His favorite place on campus is Hornbake Plaza early morning. His favorite classes are CHEM 231: Organic Chemistry I and BSCI 106: Principles of Biology II.

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Tiffany

Laura Tiffany

Laura is a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology with a minor in Spanish from Severna Park, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is the roof of Queen Anne's Hall, and her favorite class is BSCI222: Principles of Genetics.

 

 

Caroline Tipton

Caroline Tipton

Caroline is a College Park Scholars: Life Sciences senior majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in neuroscience from Towson, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the picnic tables outside of the Incon and her favorite class is CHEM231: Organic Chemistry I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Yano

Taylor Yano

Taylor is a senior Mathematics: Statistics and Economics double major from Rockville, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the library in the Math Building, and her favorite class at Maryland is ECON175: Inequality-Determinants and Policy Remedies.

 

 

Nancy Zhang

Nancy Zhang

Nancy Zhang is a sophomore Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major in the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) Program from Ellicott City, MD. Her favorite place on campus is Footnotes Cafe in McKeldin Library, and her favorite class is HONR278K: Evolutionary Processes in Health Medicine.

Alice Zhou

Alice Zhou

Alice, from North Potomac, Maryland, is a junior Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major in the Honors College with a minor in Public Leadership. Her favorite place on campus is the top of Cole Fieldhouse.