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Student Life Staff

Welcome to Student Life! Click below to "meet" our professional and student staff!

Janae Cruz
Coordinator of Student Life for Student Enagement

jcruz@umbc.edu
Office: The Commons

Janae strives to support the transition and retention of students through helping them find ways to engage in student life at UMBC through Welcome Week, Involvement Fest, Student Organizations, Social Media, and more. Before joining us at UMBC, Janae received her B.A. from University of Maryland, College Park in Broadcast Journalism and her M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Janae worked as a Graduate Coordinator building community with two themed living-learning communities and leading social justice and diversity workshops for the Multicultural Center. In her free time, Janae loves reading, listening to music, cooking, watching Grey's Anatomy, and exploring new places. Stop by her office anytime to say hello or chat.