Maya Budzinski

Class of 2023
Major: Bioengineering
Hometown: Laurel, MD
High School: Reservoir High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?
UMD allowed me to attend a top engineering school in the country while being close to many companies doing cutting-edge bioengineering research. I wanted a school that would provide me the experience and support to pursue careers at these companies.

Best Experience with a Class or Project
My best experience with a class was BIOE 120, my favorite in major class so far. It was one of my first classes, and I loved learning about the different areas of study within bioengineering. It was a challenging class, but with the support of the TA's and other classmates, I was able to succeed.

Favorite Class In Major
BIOE 120: Biology for Engineers

Favorite Class Out of Major
PYSC 289D: The Psychology of Happiness

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities
Flexus Living and Learning Community
Scholars: Science, Discovery, and the Universe
Undergraduate Research in the Mueller Lab
Club Soccer

Favorite On-Campus Event
My favorite on-campus event was the engineering picnic. I enjoyed meeting and spending time with the rest of the Clark school as well as hearing advice from faculty. It was a good opportunity to network with others.

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences
My favorite research experience has been being a part of Dr. Mueller's lab. We do research on creating a low-cost and accessible detection and treatment method for cervical precancer. I have gained valuable experience in many different areas that has helped shape my future career plans.

Cool Engineering Experience
A cool engineering experience I had was getting to shadow an ethanol ablation surgery done on a pig in A. James Clark Hall. After being properly trained, I was able to understand the device used in the ablation and help in the recovery process.

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