|Kristin Drabyn - "Studies in Exercise Physiology and Sports Communications"|
Recently returned to UMBC as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach after earning a master's degree in Sport Management from Texas Tech as well as coaching for Texas Tech and Holy Cross. Kristin was the co-captain of the UMBC Women’s Basketball team in her senior year and served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
|Joe Wesolowski - "Historic Preservation: Sense of Place"|
Created an interactive presentation at Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day in 2011 entitled "For the Old/Toward the New: Shaping the UMBC campus."
Joe was also the founder of the INDS event "art.Reach." Under his careful eye was the first art.Reach a success.
|Chris Buckler - "Engineering Education"|
Chris is now a high school technology education teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. As the first recipient of a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Engineering Education, Chris participated in the Sherman Teacher Education Scholars Program.
|Christina Hawkins - "International and Global Studies: Political and Economic Affairs in Latin America"|
Attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University to pursue M.A. in Latin American Studies after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Interdisciplinary Studies with a self-designed major in International and Global Studies: Political and Economic Affairs in Latin America. She was a member of the Honors College, Student Representative to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee and President and Captain of the UMBC Women’s Volleyball Club. Christina presented at Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day in 2008 on “Latin American Trade Alternatives for the 21st Century
|James Valentine - "Social Perspectives in Biomedical Ethics"|
Earned a Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2010, and works for the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Special Health Issues. He is currently attending the University of Maryland School of Law. James graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMBC.
|Tabassum Majid - "Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Aged"|
Currently a Ph.D. student in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. An Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Aged, Tabassum was able to specialize her own curriculum, enabling her to fully pursue the intricacies of neuroscience. Her capstone project was on caregiving for elders, a joint effort with the Erickson School and the Department of Psychology.
|Allison Isberg - "Medieval Linguistics"|
Accepted to the University of York MA program in Medieval Studies. Allison is a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship. She recently returned from study abroad at the University of York (UK) where she translated a medieval will. She served as the President of the INDS Council of Majors (2010 - 2011) to help plan and run events such as our Benefit Concert for Global Women's Health and the annual Petrovich Lecture, on the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee of faculty and staff to approve new degree proposals.
|Jeffrey Wilkinson, M.D.|
Awarded a 2011 "Outstanding Alumni of the Year" award in the Social Sciences. Dr. Wilkinson is Co-Director of the Duke Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Clinical Assistant Professor of Urogynecology at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his medical training at the John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine and received his bachelor’s degree from the Interdisciplinary Studies program at UMBC.
|Martina Kristianova - "International and Global studies: International Relations with a Focus on Europe"|
Awarded a grant from the European Commission that will cover full tuition and living expenses for graduate studies at the Erasmus Mundus Interdisciplinary International Relations program. Her first year of study will be in Leipzig, Germany and her second year will be in Wroclaw, Poland.
Martina Kristianova presented her capstone research on the European system of emissions trading at the 2010 AIS Conference in San Diego, CA.
|Christine Osazuwa - "Music Journalism and Entrepreneurship"|
She won an Undergraduate Research Award to study “Access, Entitlement and Expectations of Popular Music Bands in the Age of Social Media,” which she presented at Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day in 2011. Christine founded a music magazine entitled “Scene Trash” before coming to UMBC and now works as a project manager for Mission Media.
|Donna Viola - "Astrobiology"|
Accepted to the Ph.D. program in Astrobiology at the University of Arizona. Also a nominee for valedictorian at the Spring 2011 UMBC Commencement, Donna served as the Vice President of the INDS Council of Majors, a member of the UMBC Women's rugby team, and Commander of Crew 99 at the Mars Desert Research Station. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree in Astrobiology.
|Christina Briscoe - "Public Health in the Latino Community"|
Awarded a Fulbright Award for study in Brazil in 2012. A nominee for valedictorian at the Spring 2011 UMBC Commencement, Christina designed her own Interdisciplinary Studies degree plan entitled "Public Health in the Latino Community." She graduated Summa Cum Laude.