Ann McLane Kuster

UMBC Rhodes Scholar to attend State of the Union as guest of Sen. Cardin

UMBC Rhodes Scholar to attend State of the Union as guest of Sen. Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin plans to bring University of Maryland, Baltimore County student Naomi Mburu as his guest to Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

Mburu, an Ellicott City native studying chemical engineering, is the first-ever UMBC student to be named a Rhodes Scholar. She is a first-generation American whose parents immigrated from Kenya.

“I am proud to bring this exceptional daughter of immigrants to our Nation’s Capitol for this special event,” Cardin said in a statement. “Ms. Mburu personifies the diverse future of this country and...

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