students

It is the vision of the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) to inspire a sense of community between Terps across generations while instilling lifelong loyalty to our alma mater. We aim to reach this vision by advancing the University of Maryland through initiatives and programs that:

  • Develop an awareness of the alumni community;

  • Connect students, alumni, and donors;

  • Enhance school spirit and tradition; and

  • Instill a culture of giving back.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lauren Norris at lnorris1@umd.edu.
 

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about SALC.

SALC Members

Aubrey Anderle

Aubrey Anderle
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Economics (BS) and Government and Politics
Hometown: Cleveland, OH

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to increase awareness about the most effective ways to give back, and how the simplest action can make a huge difference in someone else's life.

Troi Barbour

Troi Barbour
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Public Relations
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to create an environment where people regardless of culture feel welcome

Meagan Collins

Meagan Collins
Graduation Year: 2021
Major(s): Environmental Science and Technology
Hometown: Mount Airy, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to design sustainable energy processes using biomass.

Kendall Davis

Kendall Davis
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): International Business and Marketing
Hometown: Columbia, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to elevate communities of color through improved financial literacy.

Patrick Edwards

Patrick Edwards
Graduation Year: 2020
Major(s): Environmental Science and Technology
Hometown: Rockville, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to create a world that isn't afraid to speak up for what they believe is right.

PJ Galant

PJ Galant
Graduation Year: 2020
Major(s): Elementary Education
Hometown: Tenafly, NJ

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to create an environment that provides everyone and anyone with a great and engaging education.

Molly Glime

Molly Glime
Graduation Year: 2019
Position: Vice President, Recruitment
Major(s): Psychology
Hometown: Annapolis, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to make affordable higher education a reality for all young scholars.

Austin Goncz

Austin Goncz
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Bioengineering
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to teach engineering students how to think critically about how to solve new problems, and to reengineer complicated and resource-demanding medical procedures so they can be easily and cheaply performed in rural and/or poor communities around the world.

Julia Hall

Julia Hall
Graduation Year: 2020
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Morristown, NJ

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to encourage and support women in STEM fields.

Rachael Higbee

Rachael Higbee
Graduation Year: 2020
Major(s): Studio Art; Film Studies
Hometown: Bel Air, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to inspire and engage people in ways that make them want to change the world.

Luna Homsi

Luna Homsi
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Anthropology
Hometown: Germantown, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to address health inequities in our community and around the world.

Marion Irvin

Marion Irvin
Graduation Year: 2019
Position: President
Major(s): Dietetics
Hometown: Cumberland, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to increase the availability of nutritious food to all across the country.

Edom Mesfein

Edom Mesfein
Graduation Year: 2020
Position: Vice President, Alumni Programming
Major: Communications
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to encourage empathy in all aspects of our lives, in order to cultivate a better understanding of those around us, thus leading to opportunities for social change.

Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan
Graduation Year: 2020
Major(s): Kinesiology
Hometown: Westfield, NJ

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to create a more transparent relationship between the leaders at our University and the student body.

Tomi Okanlawon

Tomi Okanlawon
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Community Health
Hometown: Bowie, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to live a life with a core value of philanthropy and giving back, in order to grant young black girls with full scholarships to college. I will inspire them by sharing my story of hardships so they know that they to, can conquer.

Dimitri Pappas

Dimitri Pappas
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Environmental Science and Policy
Hometown: Rockville, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to institute language development classes as early as possible in the United States, because when we destroy language barriers, we foster stronger connections among people of diverse backgrounds.

Connor Peterson

Connor Peterson
Graduation Year: 2020
Position: Vice President, Administration
Major(s): Gov/Pol and Public Policy
Hometown: Dunkirk, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to inspire social change by encouraging open dialogues.

Sarah Sabet

Sarah Sabet
Graduation Year: 2021
Major(s): Public Health Science
Hometown: Bethesda, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to inspire people not to shape their view of the world on bias and stereotypes.

Sara Stoma

Sara Stoma
Graduation Year: 2021
Major(s): Government and Politics and Communications
Hometown: Caldwell, NJ

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to have a country where people feel equally represented by those they have chosen to lead them.

Andrew String

Andrew String
Graduation Year: 2021
Position: Vice President, Campus Programming
Major(s): Government and Politics
Hometown: Sewell, NJ

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to give every minority a voice. I want to use my privilege to give everyone an equal opportunity and allow them to know they are not at a disadvantage because of their identity.

Alexandros Tzamaras

Alexandros Tzamaras
Graduation Year: 2021
Major(s): Fire Protection Engineering
Hometown: Brookeville, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to inspire the people around me to be more confident and compassionate leaders, and to promote innovation in the field of engineering.

Jessica Woodard

Jessica Woodard
Graduation Year: 2021
Position: Vice President, Marketing & Communication
Major(s): Anthropology
Hometown: Chicago, IL

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to create a world that is open and accepting to all races, ethnicities, and culturally defined groups of people.

Sophie Yang

Sophie Yang
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Mathematics
Hometown: Rockville,MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to highlight that every individual has assets to contribute to society, and that regardless of preconceived notions that may be placed on the person, he/she/they have the potential to create change.