Name: Sabah Ghulamali
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Q: How long have you been at UMBC?
A: This is the start of my fourth year
Q: What is your current title (job or student organization position)?
A: Cultural Peer and Women's Collective Treasurer
Q: In 12 words or less, what role(s) do you play on campus?
A: I am a student advocate, Mosaic/Interfaith Center representative, advice-giver, feminist, practical joker.
Q: What aspect of your UMBC role(s) do you enjoy most?
A: I love meeting new people, getting students mobilized and empowered to make a difference at UMBC, and throwing awesome events.
Q: What is the most important or memorable thing you learned in college/have learned at UMBC?
A: Not to be dismissive of an opinion just because I disagree. Everyone has their reasons, and I find it impossible to debate without an understanding of the opposing viewpoint. On a different note -- network, network, network.
Q: Complete this sentence: “I am a big fan of __________”
A: Making a schedule and then breaking it. Weekend trips. Anthony Bourdain. Thrift stores. Undergraduate research. Dancing. The Mosaic Center. Airplanes (I'm still convinced I will be a flight attendant one day).
Also, take advantage of the fact that UMBC requires such a variety of classes to graduate. I've found that taking classes from history, philosophy, american studies, political science, and more has been really enriching. I even ended up loving french! And if you can't find a class on what you would like to learn, it is totally possible to do an independent study. I am completing one this semester on feminist and post-colonial literary theory.