Brian Florenzo: Physiology & Neurobiology, Spanish, Class of 2020

Brian Florenzo, '20:  "Anyone who knows me realizes that in addition to science and medicine, I have a passion for languages, geography, and foreign culture. I hope to use the personal skills and professional opportunities that have been given to me by ILS to continue to explore all my passions through a career related to public health."

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Nicku Keshavarz: Biology, Sustainability Studies, Class of 2019

Nicku Keshavarz, '19:  "Now that I am confidently moving down the path towards becoming a dentist, I know that ILS was the right choice for me. The program’s values, people, and opportunities are everything I would want during my undergraduate years to prepare me for dental school and beyond."

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Jake Clements: Animal Sciences, Class of 2018

Jake Clements, '18:  "These rigorous ILS courses have helped prepare me academically for my remaining years at UMD and for vet school, and have also led me to meet some of my closest friends here at UMD."

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Sonya Williams: Bioengineering, Class of 2018

Sonya Williams, '18:  "Coming to Maryland from California, I had no idea what to expect.  I worried that I'd get lost in the sea of students, activities and classes. I really shouldn't have worried. When I got to UMD, I was immediately taken in by the ILS family, and I realized that I'd come to the right place."

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