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MariahMariah S.

Major: English and French

Anticipated graduation: 2020

Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.

Motto: Be yourself, because you are enough. Chase your dreams, because you will succeed. Smile often, because your life is spectacular and each moment is wonder-filled.

Goals: I have a passion to teach and want to teach English as a second language abroad, primarily in francophone African countries. One day, I hope to further the education of underprivileged young girls by organizing a nonprofit and founding a school in African countries affected by war and civil unrest.

Why I chose UNCG: As soon as I stepped foot on campus, I knew that I was home and that I belonged at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Best UNCG moment (so far): Sitting courtside at a championship basketball game.

Biggest UNCG surprise (so far): How supportive the UNCG community is toward each other.

Favorite place on campus: Taylor Garden. It is so peaceful and beautiful, which makes it the perfect place to study or to hang out with friends.

On weekends: I like to hang out with friends, binge-watch my favorite TV shows, and go shopping!

Favorite class: "Major American Authors: Colonial to Romantic" (ENG 251). I had a great professor who cared about each of the students in our class. He made funny jokes and helped everyone personally throughout each challenging assignment because he wanted to see the class succeed. I learned a lot, was challenged intellectually, and made an A+!

Student involvement: Spartan Orientation Staff, Intercultural Leadership Council, Cru.

Favorite campus eats: Bojangles'

Favorite Greensboro activity: I love to go downtown and adventure! I like to go into the boutiques and find cute antiques and clothing. Afterward, I like to grab a coffee from the Green Bean and a slice of cheesecake from Cheesecakes by Alex.

If I could have a superpower, it would be: The power to control moods and emotions!

My advice for future Spartans: Find your home-away-from-home. When you find your home, get involved! There is an empty place on campus that only you can fill. You matter as an individual to UNCG!

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