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Peace be still

Brandon Foster

Staff Writer

 Young woman uses fairness to peacefully bring about change.

What is your name, major, and year?

My name is Danielle McGrogan, a junior who is majoring in global studies.

Where are you from (city, county, state)?

I am originally from Dundalk in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Who do you admire and why?

I admire many social activists who have stood up and advocated for civil rights and equality. What an incredible feat!


What is your career goal?

After UMBC, I plan to join the Peace Corps and work in different non-profits internationally with refugees. I would eventually like a career in genocide prevention.

If you could change one thing around the world, what would it be?

If I could change one thing, it would probably be the accessibility to needs such as water, food, medical treatments, legal help, etc.

What do you like most about UMBC?

I am one of many who like the diversity here! There are so many different areas of study, organizations and perspectives on campus; I love it!

What activities do you participate in on campus?

I am an active member in Global Brigades (Human Rights), and I am in the midst of getting the Amnesty International Student Group back up and running! I am also a Conversation Partner through the English Language Institute, which has been extremely rewarding.


Who is the celebrity you would like to meet; what would you do with him/her?

I would love to meet Emma Watson! I loved her speech at the United Nations for the HeForShe Campaign.


What is/are your favorite thing(s) to do outside of UMBC?

Outside of UMBC, I enjoy dancing, volunteering, learning more about different cultures and traveling.

Where do you want to spend your next vacation?

My next vacation will hopefully be backpacking in Nepal and India!

What is your favorite genre of television (comedy, competition, reality, etc.) and why?

I love documentaries and a healthy dose of fantasy with Game of Thrones!

What kind of music do you like?

Indie and alternative music are my favorite kinds, anything similar to Alt-J, Foster the People, Lana Del Rey and Hozier.

If you met Dr. Hrabowski (UMBC President), what would you say to him?

I would probably ask if he has any advice for students and leadership!