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Theodora Martin

Major: Chemical Engineering Minor(s): Biology and Music

Expected Graduation Year: 2018

CWIT Scholar, C13

Before I even started college, I knew that my studies would not be easy—taking on a chemical engineering major is not something one does on a whim. However, through the CWIT community, I found other scholars in my classes and instantly felt more confident as I started my freshman year, knowing that I already knew people going through the same struggle! I’ve even decided to branch out and join other communities, such as UMBC Rocketry Club and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, both of which helped give me several leadership opportunities in my community. Last summer and throughout last semester, I had the opportunity to do research in an on-campus lab, something that I wouldn’t even know how to apply for if it wasn’t for help from the CWIT community! Through CWIT seminars, networking events, and practicums, I have been learning the skills and gaining the confidence I need to apply for jobs and internships—these skills have landed me an awesome internship at NIST, and will hopefully help me gain an industry internship this summer. CWIT has helped me develop socially, academically, and professionally throughout college, which will be priceless upon graduation.