UMBC is always full of hard-working people who aspire to do great things, and the class of 2014 is no exception. Today, we wanted to share with you what some of our recent graduates are planning to do with their Retriever education.
While enrolled in UMBC for her undergraduate career,
Ke “Coco” Tang, B.A. political science, history, and visual arts, a National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship and Undergraduate Research Award recipient, completed a documentary in Jordan and traveled to the Philippines for disaster relief. The native of Shenyang, China, plans to continue her community outreach by doing medical missions in Sierra Leone, returning to Jordan through her Fulbright Scholarship, and completing a year of government service to fulfill her Boren Scholarship.
During her undergraduate career, Caitlyn Leiter-Mason, B.A. political science and gender and women’s studies, received the Circle of Excellence Scholarship at the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women Awards Ceremony and represented UMBC on the University System of Maryland Student Council.
She also completed an internship for the state legislature and completed research in Tunisia. Now, Leiter-Mason works as the Reelection Campaign
Manager for County Councilman Tom Quirk.
Kabish Shah, B.S. mechanical engineering, B.A. mathematics, a native of Nepal, transferred from CCBC to UMBC. Within one year as a Retriever, he had earned an internship with Whiting-Turner Contracting Company working on the new Performing Arts and Humanities building, where they were so impressed with his work that the contracting company offered him a full-time job after graduation. Along with his new job, Shah will also be teaching robotics to local middle school students
through NASA’s Engineering Exploration Training
(NeXT), where he has taught previously.