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10 freshmen students along side the ODK president holding their Top Ten Freshman awards

ODK Top Ten Freshmen


Photo of Arun Crispino


Arun is a Finance and Computer Science double major from Bethesda, Maryland. This Presidential and Interdisciplinary Honors College Scholar serves as President of the North Hill Area Council, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and the Smith Investment Fund.

Photo of Atrey Desai


Atrey is a Computer Science and Linguistics double major from Saratoga, California. This FIRE student serves as a FIRE Student Leadership Council member, CMNS Ambassador, and Associate Editor at UMD's STYLUS magazine. He also does research at the UTA-ACL group and volunteers for various cultural clubs on campus.

Photo of Maja Durkovic


Maja is a Public Policy and Government and Politics (B.S.) dual degree student from Baltimore, Maryland. This Banneker/Key Scholar is a student ambassador for the School of Public Policy and the Honors Humanities LLP. She also works as an undergraduate teaching assistant and is a member of Kappa Omega Alpha, UMD’s premier public policy professional fraternity.

Photo of Elliot Gerig


Elliot is a Mechanical Engineering major from Severna Park, Maryland. This Banneker/Key Scholar is a sub-team lead in training for TerpsRacing and a member of UMD LOOP, ASME, and Phi Kappa Phi. He also serves his honors college living-learning program, Design Cultures and Creativity, as a student council member.

Photo of Tracy Ly


Tracy is a Physiology and Neurobiology major and a Sociology minor from Ellicott City, Maryland. As an Honors Ambassador in the Integrated Life Sciences program, she volunteers with Maryland Mentor Corps, serves as the treasurer of the American Red Cross Club, and is a member of Club Figure Skating.

Photo of Wren Massey


Wren is a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Spanish double major from Boonsboro, Maryland who plans to attend law school. As an Honors Humanities student, they have volunteered with Terps4Change and they are a faithful member of Queer Crafting and the Maryland Civic Education Coalition.

Photo of Uchechi Mba


Uchechi is a Pre-Law Government/Politics major from Sykesville, Maryland. This Banneker/Key Scholar, Honors Ambassador, and Advisory Board member of the Interdisciplinary Business Honors program serves as a Spanish Tutor and as Outreach Director for Business Beyond Borders. She also leads as Vice President of the Black Honors Caucus.

Photo of Anushka Poddar


Anushka is a Banneker-Key scholar and University Honors student from Silver Spring, Maryland. She is majoring in bioengineering with minors in Spanish and Health, Humanities, and Medicine. Anushka serves as a volunteer EMT and leader in Engineers Without Borders. She also does on-campus research in microbiology on tuberculosis bacteria imaging.

Photo of Kayla Sebastian


Kayla is a pre-dental student from York, Pennsylvania, and is pursuing a dual degree in biochemistry and Spanish. This Presidential Scholarship recipient is in the FIRE Program, serves as Elkton Hall’s Residence Hall Council President, is a Maryland Images tour guide, and interns at Mary’s Center dental services, a non-profit healthcare center.

Photo of Michelle Wang


Michelle is an Environmental Science & Policy and Social Data Science dual degree from Timonium, Maryland. She is a Banneker/Key Scholar in the University Honors College. She is the Communication Director of 17 for Peace and Justice and is a member of UMD's Maryland Student Legislature, Model United Nations, and Taiwanese American Student Association.

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