Exec Board

Meet the 11-12 Exec Board!














Name: Claudia Valenzuela
Major: Biology

Hi! My name is Claudia Valenzuela. I was born in Nashville, TN and spent my whole life there till I came to UMBC. I am senior pursuing a BS in Biology. Both of my parents are from Peru and I've visited there several times, and hope to continue to do so! I love fashion and music, so if you ever want to talk about those things we definitely can! In my free time I like to hang out with my friends, listen to live music, and run. This is my fourth year in HLSU and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

Name: Gia Duong
Major: MAGS, Biology
Minor: Spanish

My name is Gia Duong, and I was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. Being an a mix of Vietnamese, English & French, I love learning about the different cultures around me. & UMBC is one of the best places for that!    Currently I am a Sophmore, with a double major in MAGS & Biology, and a minor in Spanish. In my free time I love to travel to Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and everywhere around the States. Music and fashion is a major part of my life, but I have alot of other interests! You can talk to me about anything! I love meeting new people and learning from them so come to HLSU and see why I love it there :)

Name: Winter
Major: Biological Sciences
Certificate: education
Sherman Scholar

Hi everyone, my name is Winter Beckles.  I was born in Chicago, but have lived in Maryland for nearly all of my life. I’m half Puerto Rican and half Guyanese, so I’m lucky enough to have a pretty unique heritage.  I love science and plan to study Marine Biology or Ecology in grad school, but when I’m not studying, I love cooking and reading. I’m also a huge lacrosse fan, so if anyone ever wants to step outside and toss a lacrosse ball around for a while, let me know!

Name: William Klotz
Major: Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
Minor: Dance

Hey My name is William and I am from Baltimore, MD. I have lived there all my life. I am very excited to be on the HLSU executive board. I enjoy dancing, learning about all different languages, shopping, and eating a lot of really good food (extra spicy). I want to per sure a career in higher education or teach english abroad. If you have any questions about what it is like being a treasurer or just wanna chill hit me up. 

Name: Jasmin Flores
Major: Political Science and Spanish

HI!!!!! My name is Jasmin Flores, a Political Science and Spanish major. This is my fourth year on the HLSU exec board. This year I am running the Latin Dance Lessons. At Dance class we cover history and culture of different and as many possible genres; Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Tango, Cumbia, Samba, etc. We have fun learning about Latin culture while socializing and making friends. After graduation, I plan on an International Relations Master's degree and continuing teaching dance and our Latino culture

Name: Carol Cordova
Major: Health Administration and Policy

Hello everyone! My name is Carol and I am a junior here at UMBC. My major is Health Administration and Policy and one of my biggest career dreams is to travel abroad to help poor women and children.I grew up in Bolivia and spent all of my childhood and part of my teen-age years there. When I moved to this country I was a freshman in High School, since then I have grown to understand and appreciate the different cultures and people I have met. I love nature, poems, chocolate, and dancing!! If you ever need someone to talk to, I also love to listen :)  <3

Name: Dina Ramirez
Major: Psychology

Hello!! My name is Dina J. Ramirez. I was born in Guatemala and moved here when i was 8 yrs old. I lived in NJ for a few years before I moved to Maryland. I am currently pursuing a BA in Psych. I love animals, makeup, and music. I enjoy getting to know different cultures and people in general.  I love learning and i hope i can continue learning until i am super old.
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