Hello retrievers and future retrievers! My name is Christine Jenkins, and I am excited to announce myself as UMBC’s newest Admissions Counselor. How did I get here, you ask? Well, let me tell you.
I am a 2013 graduate of Howard University, where I majored in Telecommunications Management and a minor in Economics. After graduation, I was fortunate enough to get hired in the Human Resources Department at UMBC. I learned a great deal from my colleagues there, and was able to grow and network with the faculty and staff of this campus. Although I was pretty good at fulfilling my tasks and duties in the office, something was missing. I needed to be set free from sitting behind the desk. With the ebullient personality that I have, I wanted to be able to share it with the world. That led me to apply for Admissions Counselor, and now I’m here!!! I’m thrilled to be able to resolve any issues students come to me with, to help them get admitted to UMBC, and better yet; to make a non-believer into a RETRIEVER! Now that you know how I made it to this position, let me tell you a few things about myself.
I have been performing since the age of three, well, all of my life. I began taking tap and ballet which blossomed into me trying all styles of dance; such as jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, African, pointe, and so much more. Dance is my outlet and has helped me in all stages of my life. While at Howard University I danced with the “Ooh La La!” Dance Line as a part of the “SHOWTIME” Marching band. (Little interesting fact, I’ve danced in a marching band since my freshman year at Mt. Hebron High School). My senior year I became captain and made history! Well, in my mind I did. Now, I’m a professional cheerleader for the Baltimore Blast! So if your ever go to a Blast soccer game, I’ll see you there!!
As you can tell, I am ecstatic to be working in the Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation department. I look forward to making an impact, and changing lives. Please stay tuned to the Admissions Blog. My fellow counselors and I are on road and will be blogging about all the interesting things that we are experiencing while out of the office!
Here is a clip of me “doing my thing” during my senior year at Howard University. I hope you enjoy!