McKayla Gamino

Class of 2018
Major/Minor: Anthropology and Economics

Hometown:  Crofton, MD

High School:  Arundel High School

Campus Involvement
  • Peer Mentor
  • Lambda Alpha, President

Why did you choose your major? When I was an incoming freshman, I had no idea what my future major would be.  I happened to take Intro. to Anthropology with Dr. Markin during the fall and it was a done deal.  After completing the major requirements for anthropology rather quickly, I ended up taking Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Scott where I was able to connect my desire to help others with a more practical and economically conscious perspective.


What are you up to this summer? I am working with Insight Engineering, Inc. as a business development consultant in Largo, MD.  I was awarded the Ralph Thornton Friends of Miller Library Fellowship to conduct research on cultural shifts relating to sea level rise and climate change along the Chesapeake Bay throughout the summer and the fall semester.  I am also conducting research for my thesis on visual ethnography as it relates to community development and activism, all while preparing for my second semester abroad in Ireland.


Favorite way to procrastinate? I’m a caffeine addict so I spend a lot of time at coffee shops “studying.”