Class of 2022: Rebecca (Hyunjin) Oh

Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar & Honors College Certificate

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Rebecca is an intelligent, kind, and generous person. She explored several career paths in healthcare during her time at UMBC, and she ultimately decided to pursue dentistry. Rebecca enjoys working with children, and she participated in service-learning working with kids through the Shriver Center all four years at UMBC. She first served with Reading Partners and later with K-5 students at a Baltimore City elementary school on a mural project. Rebecca’s generosity extended to her giving freely of her time to serve as a Sondheim peer mentor and service project leader. After graduation, Rebecca plans to work as a dental assistant and apply to dental school.


A few thoughts from Rebecca on her time as a Sondheim Scholar:

What are you most proud of from your time at UMBC?

Meeting amazing people including friends, professors, and staff members.

What is your most memorable public service experience as a Sondheim Scholar?

Volunteering with Reading Partners and sharing the experience with other Sondheim cohort members.

What was your favorite Sondheim event?

Washington DC visits!! Always!!

What is an important thing you learned about yourself at UMBC?

I can find more things I love by exploring outside of my comfort zone.