Our Do Good alums, whether they graduated from the School of Public Policy or competed in the Do Good Challenge, have continued to achieve great things since leaving University of Maryland. We caught up with past students to hear about the great nonprofit and social innovation jobs and internships they've landed, as well as awards they've won. And, we have updates about how Terps are continuing to create change for issues they care about with their social ventures and nonprofits.
- Jen Crino (MPP ’17), former iGIVE teaching assistant and TIAA Summer CSR Intern, is now working on the Community Investment team at the Greater Washington Community Foundation.
- Sagar Doshi and Anderson Sloan (2014 Do Good Challenge winners) who founded One Thousand Schools recently raised $25,000 to build three additional classrooms at Escuela Marina Yolanda Melendez, located near the pineapple farming communities of Santa Rita, Honduras. The school previously had one classroom for the children to learn in, and the three new classrooms will provide space for 135 children from the community. One Thousand Schools next week-long service trip is scheduled for February 17-24, 2018.
- Nick Henninger (MPP ’16 and Do Good Challenge Finalist ‘14), recently worked as the Vice President for a start-up social venture, took numerous social impact and social innovation courses at UMD, and is now pursuing a PhD in International Political Economy at Boston University.
- Jonathan Fix (Founder of Terps Against Hunger and B.S. ’17), is pursuing an M.D. at the University of North Carolina.
- Hungry Harvest, founded by alumnus Evan Lutz‘14, won the $25,000 grand prize in this year’s Beta City Venture Capital Pitch Competition. See full article here.
- Brendan McCormick (MPP ’17) accepted a job with Exponent Philanthropy (an association of foundations and philanthropists) where he develops resources and programs for members, focusing on investments and community foundations.
- Catherine Oidtman (MPP ’17) who worked at Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) for two years as a Philanthropy Fellow was offered and accepted a position as Grants Administrator for the organization. This is the first full time position offered by HIF after the Executive Director.