Stephen graduated in Spring 2009 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a degree in Computer Engineering. As a scholar and student leader, he worked as a staff member for many years in residence halls and helped out at various student events across UMBC. He quickly rose to a student manager position and was responsible for teaching and serving as a role model for other students as well as those who worked with him. He was recognized across the community as a contributor to the success of many individuals. Most of all, Stephen carries a passion to serve others and a courage to lift spirits wherever he goes. He hopes to teach and conduct research in the future after obtaining his PhD degree in Structural and Computational Biology.