If you combined books, noodles, horror movies and karaoke to make a person, that person would be Maren. As a graduate of UMBC with a Bachelors degree in Media Studies, she has worked as a digital and promotions maven for corporations like Hearst, Sinclair and IHeartMedia. As Communications Associate, Maren understands the importance of facilitating open and effective communications between Life Design personnel, students, faculty, alumni and stakeholders. She is an advocate of the age-old thought that if you follow your heart, you will be where you’re supposed to be and believes this idea goes hand in hand with Life Design. If Maren could tell her college-self anything, it would be that you can only plan so much. Trust in your abilities and it will take you where you need to go.