Student Ambassadors

An Hong Dang

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
High School: Le Hong Phong High School (Vietnam)
ChemE Track:Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Areas of Interest in ChemE: Biomaterials, mathematical modeling, corrosion protection
UMBC Activities & Clubs: AIChE
Hobbies: Reading, crocheting, listening to music.
My favorite thing about CBEE is: I like how receptive the department is to the students’ ideas and opinions.
Why I chose CBEE: I choose CBEE because of the great support the faculty and staff members provide for new and current students.
My favorite thing about the Baltimore area: It is a small and very diverse area with lovely places to visit and explore.
What do you plan to do with your Chemical Engineering degree: I plan to work in the industry before coming back for graduate school and doing research.
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Mary Nolan, CBEE Student Ambassador, 2021-2020Mary Nolan

Hometown: New Freedom, PA
High School: Susquehannock High School
ChemE Track: Environmental & Sustainability
Areas of Interest in ChemE: Renewable energy and soil reclamation
UMBC Activities & Clubs: Member of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Astronomy Club, and Greenpeace.
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, dancing, and hanging with my dog, Scout.
My favorite thing about CBEE is: The community of faculty and students is so supportive; the professors especially really do want to see their students succeed.
Why I chose CBEE: I chose CBEE because I always did well in and enjoyed math and science courses, and I really wanted to use the combination of them to improve the environment.
My favorite thing about the Baltimore area: I really like how close everything is to UMBC, especially with all the opportunities, food, and things to do in the city.
What do you plan to do with your Chemical Engineering degree: I want to work in the field and get experience first hand improving the environment and eventually go into law and policy to further this goal.
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Jenny Thomas


Hometown: Perry Hall, MD
High School: Eastern Technical High School
ChemE Track:Traditional
Areas of Interest in ChemE: Since I don’t yet have a clear idea, I want to prepare myself to go into different avenues of engineering. However, I like the idea of biochemical engineering or household product design.
UMBC Activities & Clubs: Research on Campus, Club Tennis, Society of Women Engineers
Hobbies: Hiking, getting bubble tea with my friends, late night drives, biking
My favorite thing about CBEE is: Problem solving! The problems can be challenging, but completing them is so rewarding.
Why I chose CBEE: My favorite class in high school was chemistry and I have always preferred science and math over other subjects. My dad is also an engineer, which inspired me to pursue a similar degree. Chemical engineering also offers a variety of career options.
My favorite thing about the Baltimore area: I like to go hiking in Patapsco Valley, visit the Chesapeake Bay, explore the city, and so much more. I appreciate that there is a variety of entertainment in the area.
What do you plan to do with your Chemical Engineering degree:I think I want to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and then work in industry.
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