Jung Oh, a senior government and politics major with a minor in leadership studies, served as the student speaker for the BSOS virtual commencement ceremony on May 20, 2020. Soon afterwards, she attended Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Oh is from Salisbury, Md. and says she was drawn to the University of Maryland because of its proximity to the nation’s capital and the variety of educational experiences it offered.

“Coming from a small town, I wanted to seek larger opportunities,” she said. “UMD has prepared me to take on the real world academically, socially, professionally, and everything in between. Looking back, it is truly incredible to know what can be achieved in four years.”

Oh was a member of Army ROTC at UMD and credits the program for teaching her to be a confident leader. At Fort Benning, she trains as a paratrooper, and serves as an Intelligence Office for the Army. Ultimately, Oh plans to pursue law school and become a Judge Advocate General officer.

“I hope to set an example not only for my future soldiers, but young women and minorities in the military as well,” she said.

Jung Oh, Senior GVPT major