Senior Profile: Jasmine Reyes

(photo courtesy of Jasmine Reyes)

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

Social Work Major, Psychology Minor

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

I worked for the Office of Student Engagement, as a student assistant and an Engagement Peer my senior year.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

I’ve been a member of Green Terror Programs since my freshman year. I was one of the General Events Co-Chairs, and this year I served as President of Green Terror Programs. I’m also a member of Phi Alpha, The National Social Work Honor Society.

Have you enjoyed your time at McDaniel? If so, what did you enjoy the most?

I really enjoyed my time here. I loved the events that the campus put on. Being able to have fun with my friends was always the best.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

The whole Social Department was my biggest help deciding what career path I wanted to pursue. Each professor helped me understand who I wanted to be and helped me become a better version of myself. The staff of the Office of Student Engagement helped me to become a better leader. They are always great to talk to and made my day whenever I worked there. 

Describe your favorite memory at McDaniel.

A lot of my favorite moments are ones I shared with friends. One was when my roommates and I held our own Oscar night. We got all dressed up and had our own paparazzi moment. Of course, we had to host our own Grammys night after that. 

What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

Time management can always be challenging. Especially with all the assignments professors give out. I always try to write down when my assignments are due to make sure that they don’t sneak up on me. I put them on sticky notes and put them on my desk so I am able to see them whenever I am doing homework.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I plan to be a licensed social worker and hope to get my Masters some time down the line.

What advice would you give yourself as a first-year student at McDaniel?

 Put yourself out there. I was really shy my freshmen year and did not go out much. But going to events and meeting people helped me find courage in myself.

Where do you see the world in 10 years?

I hope to see the world as being more accepting of others. Being able to welcome those who are different then you and see them as they are.

How do you reflect on your senior year during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?

COVID really impacted many things. Online learning was something that we had to get used to and difficult for everyone involved. It took some time to adjust to the changes, but we were able to overcome them.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

Check out all the awesome events that GTP and OSE hold. They’re a great place to find people like yourself and create friendships. If you ever want to help plan the events, be sure to join GTP!