B.A. INDS: Natural Disaster Management
- Dr. Jeffrey Halverson, Geography and Environmental Sciences
- Dr. Sara Poggio, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication
- Eric Brown, Individualized Study
I chose to major in INDS for a number of reasons. Firstly, I have a passion for all things w eather relat ed, especially natural disasters. The science behind natural disasters and their ability to destroy cities within seconds , fascinates me. Secondly, ever since I toured The R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Cent er in the tenth gr ade, I have found a love for trauma informed care and the fast pace nature of all things emer gency r elated. Lastly, I have always been interested in the inner workings of various social groups and how those groups int eract, live, and work within society, mor e specifically, low-income groups. When I came to UMBC, I did not find my three passions within my first chosen major and minor. However, when I t alked to Professor Brown about the INDS department, I knew I could combine my passions into one and bridge the gap between my disciplines . Then, I became excited about pursing education and w as finally able to claim my education at UMBC.
What are your plans for after graduation, and how do you see using your INDS degree?