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Inspiring Terps Under 30

Inspiring Terps Under 30

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By Athena Sackleh '22, Ally Johnson '20 and Edom Mesfein '20

University of Maryland students and alumni are full of Fearless Ideas. In industries like business, government and politics, health care, marketing, entrepreneurship and others Terps are developing their fearless ideas and finding ways to implement them in the world.

On April 3rd, more than 150 Terps gathered for the Student Alumni Leadership Council’s (SALC) hallmark event of the year, Terps Under 30: a TED talk-style program that provides students and alumni the opportunity to connect, network, and share their fearless ideas. This year’s speakers, all proud Terps under the age of 30 included:

  • Erich Meissner ’18, Co-Founder Symbiont Health;

  • Dani Beckerman ’12, CEO and Founder of Jars by Dani; and

  • Davian Morgan ‘14, Teach for America alumnus, Washington DC school teacher and Founder of Hopeful HoriSONS.  

Although working in different disciplines and on different career paths, the speakers each shared their stories in hopes of inspiring the audience to follow their own curiosities. The boldness exemplified by the speakers encouraged students and alumni alike to discover their passion and give back to their community.

Terps Under 30 is just one example of many events hosted by SALC that aim to connect students, alumni and donors while strengthening the Terp community.



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