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Keep up with your fellow alumni through spotlights, Q&As and more! Read inspiring stories, professional advice and exciting updates from your fellow fearless alumni. You may even find an old friend or story that reminds you of the great times you spent here at The University of Maryland. 


10 for TEN: Kara McGrath ’13

Committed to the promotion, education and enjoyment of all things cheese, Kara McGrath ’13 is the founder and owner of Paste & Rind Cheese Co., which provides artisan...

10 for TEN: Lauren Lefkowitz ‘98

Have you ever been working and asked yourself, “Is this all there is?” In the middle of a very successful career in human resources and operations, with a side career in...
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10 for TEN: Aliya Thomas ‘97

Going from model, to mom, to entrepreneur, Aliya Thomas ’97 knows the importance of a powerful wardrobe. Spending 20+ years in a “non-inclusive fashion industry,” she has...
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Marching On, After a Year Like No Other

On March 7, 2020, more than 200 business-minded Terps gathered at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center for the inaugural EnTERPpreneur Conference. They were greeted with big ideas...
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10 for TEN: Jake Blackmon ‘17

Jake Blackmon ‘21 is the owner of Smoketown Beer, established in 2015 by the Blackmon family. The original Smoketown Brewing is located in a remodeled, small-town fire station...
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10 for TEN: Vlad Lokshin ‘09

You can’t help but think that the experience Vlad Lokshin ‘09 had at the University of Maryland had something to do with the name of his venture, Turtle.
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10 for TEN: Edward (Eddie) Osefo ‘06

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with an idea you’d like to put into action? Well Eddie Osefo ‘06 and the TKO Agency (@thetkoagency) are here to help!
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10 for TEN: Sergio Malarin ’13

Before Co-Founder Sergio Malarin ’13 was selling Wild Kombucha in over 900 stores across 9 states, he and his two friends and co-founders, Adam Bufano and Sid Sharma were making...
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10 for TEN: Mary Schulman ‘97 & Amy Carr ‘97

Mary Schulman ‘97 and Amy Carr ‘97 believe that the makeup you put on your face should be cruelty free, hypoallergenic and free of harsh chemicals.
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10 for TEN: Marissa & Adam Goldstein ‘07

Empowering parents from diverse communities...all in a day’s work for enTERPreneurs Marissa Goldstein ‘07 and Adam Goldstein ‘07.
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10 for TEN: Kate Shin '08

After losing her mom to cancer at a young age and having her own challenges with chronic knee and back pain, Kate Shin ‘08 appreciates the value of being healthy. 
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10 for TEN: Joe Caprara ‘05

Joe is currently the Co-Founder, COO and CTO of Boxton, a Cloud Logistics Platform with the goal of bringing world-class, enterprise level shipping to companies of all sizes.
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