Morgan Brown found her voice and uncovered new strengths at the University of Baltimore.
"UB has helped me understand what I am and am not good at. I have had great professors and faculty over my years here that have stopped and help me figure out what paths may fit me best," she said. "Also, this school has allowed me to become involved and use my creativity to enhance the school, thus showing me some newly discovered strengths I did not know I had."
Brown is working toward a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a unique degree path that invites students to develop knowledge across a variety of disciplines. She is concentrating on philosophy, marketing and communications.
As a first-generation college student, she was proud to excel in college and earn her place in two different honors societies.
"To have made it into two honors societies shows that not only am I good enough to just get by in college, but that I have excelled at unknown territory for me."
Brown worked with UB's Office of Transitions and Community Engagement, which she said encouraged her to speak up when she had an idea. She took pride in seeing her ideas in action and was able to use her lessons there to obtain an internship with Artists Compound, a marketing company in Baltimore.
"UB has given me real-world experience that I may have not gotten at another institution," Brown said. "I am someone who prefers a smaller college, so UB was perfect. I am able to see the same faces every day and know names and form long-lasting relationships with them that will stay with me forever. UB has helped me get a head-start in what I will be doing for the rest of my life."