Khrysten Williams was drawn to the University of Baltimore for her graduate studies when she learned it had affordable tuition, academic assistance, and internship and volunteer opportunities.
And when she needed it most, she learned UB also had a support system.
“I lost my aunt to uterine cancer right in the middle of midterms,” Williams said. “While she was sick, I was often stressed out, going back and forth to Pennsylvania to be with my family and her, and it really took a toll on me mentally. However, through the grieving process of my aunt’s death I was able to get support from my professors academically who allotted me more time on assignments so I could still succeed before the semester had ended.”
She finished that semester, her first in UB’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, with a 3.7 GPA.
Experienced professors and UB’s location in Baltimore have also enriched her experience. She has found opportunities to connect with local organizations that serve the city positively and network with potential future employers that match her interests.
“UB has transformed my life through its generous and caring professors that teach at UB every day. The professors and faculty here at UB care about their students and want their students to reach their goals and aspirations. Because of the encouragement and help I have received, I can then reach others in the community that need my help by offering them my time, my service and my encouragement.”