Hi everyone! My name is Patrice Maynard and I am a second year MBA student at University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith school here on the USG campus. My first year in this program was all virtual, so it is so exciting and new to be back on campus. I wanted to find a way to get involved, and luckily, I was chosen to be a student blogger. You can expect posts from me that include finance, lifestyle, and maybe a little fashion and beauty.

Some background about me − I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and my parents and family are from Barbados. For undergrad, I attended Adelphi University where I studied communications, and somehow got into a career in Supply Chain after that. I am now looking to make my way back into communications and marketing, which is what my focus is in the MBA program.

I spent my whole life in New York until March 2020 when I moved to the DMV to be with my then boyfriend, now fiancé. We currently live in Greenbelt, MD and are building a townhouse that should be ready to move into this November. This, plus being in grad school, plus planning a wedding means that I have a very full plate. Somehow, I manage it all. When I’m not working, wedding planning, or studying, I like to watch television. My favorite shows currently in no particular order are the Real Housewives of Potomac, Queen Sugar, Grey’s Anatomy, and Snowfall, just to name a few. I also like to cook and try new recipes, work out (I don’t know if I should say I like it, but I like to stay fit), travel, and hang out around the DMV with my friends and my fiancé.

I am looking forward to connecting to the USG community through my posts and I hope you all enjoy!