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. Our application deadline is November 4, 2018, at 11.59 p.m.
 

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


Mathieu Bissonnette  

 

Mathieu Bissonnette
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Physics
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to increase the dialogue about diversity issues on campus, especially within Greek life.


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.


Kelley Darlington  

 

Kelley Darlington
Graduation Year: 2019
Major(s): Public Health
Hometown: Collegeville, PA

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to improve access to and understanding of health care services among all people.


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.


Lexi Duncan  

 

Lexi Duncan
Graduation Year: 2018
Major(s): Psychology
Hometown: Pasadena, MD

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to increase understanding of developmental disabilities and encourage an accepting society.


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.


Harriet Dadzie  

 

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): Aerospace 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.


Taylor Warring  

 

Taylor Warring
Graduation Year: 2018
Major(s): International Business and Government and Politics
Hometown: Gainesville, FL

MY FEARLESS IDEA IS...

to foster cross cultural understanding in the workplace .


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
Msajor(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.