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Deanna Deanna Cerquetti, Community Liaison
Program: Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. program
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Previous Degree(s): B.A. in Psychology and Spanish; M.A. in Intercultural Communication (concentration in Hispanic Studies)
Why UMBC: I was impressed by the array of interdisciplinary research being done on campus as well as the academic integrity and support of the community as a whole.
Words I Live By: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

Peter Tochukwu, Travel & Grants Coordinator
Program: Health Information Technology
Hometown: Owerri, Nigeria
Previous Degree(s): B.A. Philosophy from IMSU in Owerri



Writing Advisor, Ging Shamberger
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 Hope Weisman, Communications Manager
Program: M.A. in Applied Sociology
Hometown: Sykesville, MD
Previous Degree(s): B.A. in Psychology from UMBC
: UMBC has given me the opportunity to make many wonderful connections with students, faculty, and staff. It has allowed me to gain a greater understanding of my own academic and social interests and gain transferable skills that can be used inside and outside of the classroom.
Words I Live By: “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.”   – Walt Disney



Dawn Galindo, Executive Administrative Assistant
Hometown: Catonsville, MD