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Vanessa Rueda

I graduated in May 2014 and the Humanities Scholars program was part of my cumulative UMBC experience to getting me where I am. I now work for Optimal Solutions Group, LLC as a Research Communications Analyst. I work with the communications department as the in-house editor and occasionally provide support to other projects as needed. For the communications department, I do prep work for proposals, edit reports and other kind of deliverables before they go to a client. I’m getting trained in the communications side to deal with external and internal communications.

 

 

Marlie Somers

Marlie Somers

I graduated in May 2013 with a double major in Media & Communication Studies and Environmental Science. I am president and captain of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, a campus Sustainability Intern, an inductee of Phi Beta Kappa, a member of the Honors College, and an on-campus employee in Event and Conference Services. I studied abroad in Botswana in the Fall of 2011 and that experience has cemented my interest in environmental education abroad. The HSP originally attracted me because of the promise of a huge diversity of classes and classmates, as well as the promise of study abroad. I love the HSP because it has forced me to gooutside of my comfort zone while also introducing me to a wide array of possibilities for my future.

 

 

Kei Ellerbrock

Kei Ellerbrock

I graduated in 2013 and plan to pursue a career in design, and hoping to do some social work after I graduate in the fall, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say I know what I want to do in life! I’ve been studying in the arts and humanities for the past four years, playing lots of Ultimate Frisbee, and fostering a growing interest in botany.

One of the leading factors for me when I chose UMBC was how easily I could be involved in a variety of studies, and this was something I found to be especially strong with the Humanities Program. Over the last four year, being a Humanities Scholar has allowed me to expand and build on my interests. I’ve never been able to narrow down to something like one field of study, and with the Humanities I have always had many and changing options. The people and resources are of a variety I find unique to the program.

 

 

Allan Carey

 

I studied Media and Communications and Psychology.  I’m attending the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. I chose the program simply because I was interested in the Humanities and I wanted to be connected with other like-minded individuals. However, since then, I feel the program has helped me grow as a scholar and a citizen. I appreciate how the program not only fosters a culture of academic excellence, but of active engagement outside of campus. I don’t know of anyone who isn’t involved with some truly amazing work.

 

 

Peter Andes

Peter Andes

 

I was a philosophy, history, and ancient studies triple major and graduated in May 2013. I was a member of the Honors College, and was on the ethics bowl team in 2013. I really enjoyed my time in the Humanities Scholars Program, I met so many wonderful people and had so many great experiences. I had a truly amazing time studying abroad in Wales, and have been able to learn and explore many fascinating ideas through the program. I’m attending graduate school to study philosophy.