Hello, my name is Dylan Rogers Elliott, and I am entering my fourth and final year as an undergraduate at UMBC. It is all bitter sweet, because UMBC really has become a home to me and I have loved my time here. Over the last three years, I have been able to challenge myself academically, get involved in a multitude of ways around campus, and even study abroad. Last fall, I had the privilege of living and studying in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom. Studying abroad is a unique requirement for the Humanities Scholars Program and attending Newcastle University was a fantastic experience. However, I am definitely excited to see what my senior year is going to bring. In addition to pursuing my Bachelor of the Arts in History and minor certificate in Legal Policy, while at UMBC I have striven to be an active and involved community member, giving back to my UMBC family. This year will be no different as I am taking on a number of responsibilities, the biggest three being the presidency of UMBC’s mock trial team, working as a Career Peer Advisor in the Career Center, and serving as the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Editor of UMBC’s undergraduate research journal, the UMBC Review.
As a four-year member of the Mock Trial team, I am thrilled to be able to serve the team I love as president. The past three years have been filled with success for UMBC Mock Trial, we advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time ever during my sophomore year and repeated that feat last season, and I am looking forward to continuing to build on that foundation. Likewise, this will be my third year as a Career Peer Advisor and I am looking forward to continuing to help fellow students prepare for internships, jobs, and graduate school. The editorship is a new, single year position, but I am already enjoying working with students by reviewing and editing their submissions to the Review. In addition to those involvements, I will be returning as the Senate-Chair for the Humanities Scholars Program Senate, serving as a team leader for the Honors College’s freshman course, Honors Forum, and serving as the Assistant-Director for Student Advocacy in SGA’s Department of Institutional Affairs and Student Advocacy.
When I am not busy with all of that, I am looking forward to everything else in between. Whether it is getting in some last intramural soccer games with my teammates on “Skiddlydoos F.C.”, celebrating UMBC’s 50th anniversary, or working through the harrowing process of applying to law school, I am excited for my fourth year at UMBC.