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catanna anderson

Catanna Anderson

graduate human service administration student

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

High School: Carver Vocational-Technical High School

Transferred from: Baltimore City Community College

Student status: First-generation college student; Nontraditional student

I am a student again.
I am a first-generation multi degree holder.
I am an inspiration to many.

I entered the University of Baltimore fall of 2013 as a student in the Integrated Arts program. I fell into the Interdisciplinary Studies program by accident. I have always known I was not the “one concentration” type of person. It was not until my junior year that I heard about the Interdisciplinary Studies program track and decided to pursue it. Luckily for me, I have changed my major four times and have taken many classes throughout my time here at the University of Baltimore, so I already had at least two classes per concentration.

I have always had a passion for people, teaching, coaching and seeking knowledge.

I have always had a passion for people, teaching, coaching, and seeking knowledge. What better way to achieve that than to have three concentrations? While I do not have one main focus on a problem I would want to contribute to solving in the future, I do know I enjoy being what I call a “walking ball of knowledge”. I have an auto-immune disease named Ankylosing Spondylitis, which has caused many physical disabilities. I also have a fourteen year old son with an intellectual disability.  Being a role model to my son at the least would be one of the things I would like to achieve. 

As a student, I like to push myself to the limits while taking pride in the work that I do. It is never just about a grade to me. I have made the Dean’s List and have been accepted into many of the honors programs here at the University of Baltimore. I am also a member of Delta Alpha Pi, an honor society for students with disabilities. That alone motivates me to excel because I know I am not alone in this fight.

Last Published 9/5/17