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Danielle Arons

Danielle Arons

Danielle is a junior 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 senior 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.

 

Breanna Boggan

Breanna Boggan

Breanna is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences: General Biology and minoring in Neuroscience. She is from Potomac, MD and is a member of the College Park Scholars: Life Sciences program. 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.

 

 

 

Allison Chen

Allison Chen

Allison is a senior 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.

 

Ryan Eckenrod

Ryan Eckenrod

Ryan is a Master's student majoring in Computer Science, with undergraduate minors in Business Analytics and Cybersecurity from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 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 junior 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.

 

 

Jesse Gerb

Jesse Gerb

Jesse is a junior 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 senior 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 junior 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 senior 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 senior 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 senior 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.

 

Aastha KhannaAastha Khanna

Aastha is a senior 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 senior 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.

 

Gabrielle Leget

Gabrielle Leget

Gabrielle is an Honors College junior 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.


 

Sasha MargobSasha Margob

Sasha, hailing from Hagerstown, MD, is a Design, Cultures, and Creativity (DCC) Honors College senior, 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.

Jamie MatthewsJamie Matthews

Jamie is an Honors College senior 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.

 

 

 

Lyra Morina

Lyra Morina

Lyra is a University Honors junior 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 junior 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) senior 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.

 

 

 

 

Maddy Paulson

Maddy Alizadeh

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 senior 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.

  

 

George Thomas

George Thomas

George is a Gemstone senior 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 junior 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.

 

 

  

Nancy Zhang

Nancy Zhang

Nancy is a junior 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 senior 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.


 

Danayt

 

Danayt Alem

Danayt is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Neurobiology and Physiology. She is in the Integrated Life Sciences Honors program and is from Silver Spring, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the fountain in Hornbake Plaza. Her favorite class in Maryland has been CHEM241: Organic Chemistry II.

 

Candice

 

Candice Ho

 

Candice is a senior Computer Science major with minors in Technology Entrepreneurship and Secondary Education from Columbia, MD. Her favorite places on campus are the Washington Quad and McKeldin Mall on warm, sunny days. Her favorite classes have been PSYC221: Social Psychology and CMSC351: Algorithms.

 

 

Lydia MazzeLydia

Lydia is a sophomore Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major from Rockville, MD in the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) Honors College. Her favorite places on campus include the Quantum Café and McKeldin Mall, where she spends most of her time studying and lounging with friends. So far, Lydia’s favorite course at Maryland has been HLSC322: Principles of Genetics and Genomics.


Chaoyang

Chaoyang Wang

Chaoyang is a junior Biological Science: Physiology and Neurobiology major in the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) Honors College with a minor in Piano Performance. His favorite place on campus are the bathrooms in Clarice and his favorite classes are Men's Chorus and Mammalian Physiology. 


Treanna

Treanna Cobb

Treanna is an ACES Honors College sophomore double majoring in Computer Science as well as Criminology and Criminal Justice from Huntingtown, Maryland. Her favorite places on campus include the Maryland Football Stadium and the lawn in front of Mckeldin Library. Her favorite class at Maryland is AASP202: Black Culture in the United States.

 

Kris

Kris Laferriere

Kris is a sophomore Astronomy and Physics double major from Tyngsboro, MA. Her favorite places on campus is the Physical Science Complex Ellipse and the library in the Clarice, and her favorite classes are ASTR120: The Solar System and ASTR121: Stars and Beyond.

 

Dierdre

Deirdre Dolan

Deirdre is a junior Atmospheric and Oceanic Science major from Frederick, Maryland. She completed the College Park Scholars Arts program, and is also the section leader of the UMD Color Guard with the Mighty Sound of Maryland marching band. Her favorite place on campus is the courtyard outside of the Atlantic Building, and her favorite class so far has been AOSC200: Introduction to Weather and Climate.


Jocelyn

Jocelyn Baer

Jocelyn is a senior Chemistry major working towards Departmental Honors. She is from Shady Side, MD. Her favorite places on campus are the Chemistry Courtyard, and the Maryland Co-Op. Her favorite classes have been CHEM247: Organic Chemistry II for Majors, and MATH246: Differential Equations.

 

 

 

Anushka

Anushka Saddi

Anushka is a junior Computer Science major from Plainsboro, New Jersey. She is minoring in Data Analytics. Her favorite place on campus is the fountain on McKeldin Mall and the second floor of McKeldin library. Her favorite class so far has been CMSC132: Object Orientated Programming II and CMSC330: Organization of Programming Languages. 

 

 

Erik

Erik Gunnarson

Erik is a junior Biological Sciences and Psychology dual degree in the Integrated Life Sciences Honors Program and is from Rockville, MD. His favorite place on campus is Hornbake Plaza and his favorite classes so far have been PSYC301: Biological Basis of Behavior and HONR279Q: The Boy Who Lived, All Grown Up.

 

 





 

Danayt

Gabbie Knauer

Gabrielle (Gabbie) is a sophomore Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology major in the College Park Scholars: Science and Global Change program, and is from Rockville, MD. Her favorite place on campus is the McKeldin Library second floor balcony. Her favorite class is BSCI 160: Principles of Biology I. 




 

Matt

Matt Bissonnette

Matt Bissonnette is a junior University Honors Physics major with minors in Statistics and Business Analytics from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. His favorite places on campus are the South Campus Quad and Fraternity Row during the spring. His favorite class so far has been PHYS272: Electricity and Magnetism and PHYS401: Quantum Mechanics I.



Deeksha

Deeksha Walia

Deeksha is a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Neurobiology and Physiology from Baltimore, MD. She is also minoring in Spanish. Deeksha interns in Annapolis and does clinical work in doctor’s offices in Baltimore. She is currently in the process of looking for research opportunities. Her favorite place on campus is the benches by the church overlooking Route 1. Her favorite classes are BCSI 170: Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology and GVPT 217: Mock Trial.



 

Pranaya

Pranaya Terse

Pranaya Terse is a senior from Rockville, MD and she is a member of the Honors College: University Honors working towards a Biochemistry degree. Her favorite places on campus are Footnotes cafe in Mckeldin Library and the Eppley rockwall. Her favorite class is BCHM462: Biochemistry II. 



 

Manolya

Manolya Osman

Manolya is a sophomore Biological Sciences: General Biology major from McLean, Virginia. Her favorite places on campus are McKeldin Mall and the Architecture Library. Her favorite classes have been CHEM231: Organic Chemistry I and BSCI 160: Principles of Ecology & Evolution.

 

 

Yuval

Yuval Reiss

Yuval is a junior Computer Science major and History minor from Rockville, MD. He is a member of The Language House at St. Mary’s Hall involved with UMD CyberSecurity Club, on-campus hackathons, Jammin’ at Maryland, and IAC Mishelanu. His favorite place on campus is the Language House basement, a place where you can study and hang out with a great community of people!



Alaina

Alaina Froh

Alaina is a junior atmospheric and oceanic science major and surficial geology minor in University Honors. She is from Gaithersburg, MD, her favorite spot on campus is the Quantum Café, and her favorite class at UMD has been AOSC200: Weather & Climate. 

 

Beixuan

Beixuan Jia

Beixuan is a junior Statistics major and Business Analytics minor from Beijing, China. She’s a College Park Scholars: International Studies and she will be the Chinese mentor of the Language House program in fall 2017. Her favorite place on campus is the fountain on McKeldin Mall, and her favorite class is STAT400: Applied Probability and Statistics I and EALL300: The Languages of East Asia.


Keenan

Keenan Eure

Keenan is a senior Atmospheric and Oceanic Science major from Bethesda, MD. He minors in Statistics and is in the College Park Scholars program. Keenan's favorite class is AOSC: Weather and Climate, his favorite spot on campus is the top of the Atlantic Building, and he is involved with UMD Club Running.
 

Anusha

Anusha Kambala

Anusha is a College Park Scholars: International Studies junior majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology and minoring in Spanish, Language, Business and Cultures from Sykesville, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is the Zen Garden behind the Memorial Chapel. Her favorite classes are CHEM241: Organic Chemistry II and BSCI330: Cell Biology.




Yasmin

Yasmin Abdi

Yasmin is a junior studying computer science with a focus in cyber security engineering and a minor in technology entrepreneurship and innovation. Her pride in doing well, giving back through public service, and following through on her goals and commitments are a reflection of her lifelong motto, “That I May Serve.” One day, she hopes to improve technology systems in her homeland of Somalia and around the continent of Africa. Yasmin is the founder of the first ever, all women computer science organization on campus, Ladies of Computer Science (LOCS). Yasmin’s favorite class at UMD is ENEE200, Technology and Consequences: Engineering, Ethics, and Humanity and her favorite place on campus is the garden of reflection and remembrance.

Soma

Soma Umeozulu

Soma is a junior Chemistry and Psychology double degree in the Gemstone Program from Clarksville, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Her favorite classes have been CHEM247: Principles of Organic Chemistry, THET285: The Art of Communication and Presentation, and PSYC301: Biological Basis of Behavior.

 

 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Arentz

Elizabeth is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology in the Integrated Life Scienes Honors College from Grasonville, MD. Her favorite place on campus is wherever her friends are hanging out, usually at McKeldin Library or the in the chemistry building. Some of her favorite classes include BCHM461: Biochemistry I and BMGT289B: How do Innovators Think?. 


Simone

Simone Williams

Simone is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences specializing in Physiology and Neurobiology and minoring in Spanish Language, Business and Cultures on the pre-med track from New Castle, DE. Her favorite place on campus is McKeldin Mall and her favorite classes so far are CHEM241: Organic Chemistry II and CHEM271: General Chemistry and Energetics.

 



 

 

Sahana

Sahana Raju

Sahana Raju is a freshman Computer Science major in the ACES Honors College Program from Baltimore County, Maryland. Her favorite place on campus is the Prince Frederick Lawn where she gets to sit and relax or play games with friends. Her favorite class so far is CMSC132.

 

 

 

Sid

Sid Harmalker

Sid (Siddhartha) is a sophomore physics, computer science, and mathematics triple major. He is currently an undergraduate researcher at the Trapped Ion Quantum Information Laboratory at the Joint Quantum Institute at UMD. In his free time, he enjoys solving physics and mathematics problems, designing electrical and magnetic systems for UMD Loop, running,  and boxing.