I am Maria, but you might know me as Mascha. My majors are psychology, cognitive science, and statistics, and I will graduate in the Spring of 2023. I moved here from Germany and have roots in Ukraine, and I am happy to call the Netherlands another home of mine. Next to UCR, I was enrolled at the University of Hamburg for Biology and studied for a semester at Bard College in New York.
As Student Assessor, I advise the Daily Board on student matters and work as a moderator between faculty and students, in addition to working on my own projects for the university. Next to this, I am looking into creating a stronger relationship between faculty and student body and forming a more inclusive environment that supports personal development, embracing the intersectionality of students to enable them to thrive in their academic endeavors.
I am excited to fulfill the position as UCR’s first Student Assessor and hope to pave the way for the next student to continue this role! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.