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Do Good Alums Update: A Look at Where They Are Now

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. 

  • Kirsten Craft (MPP/MBA ’17 and 2015 Do Good Challenge winner) is now the Manager for the Innovation Lab at Share Our Strength where she is using human-centered design to develop innovative programming and approaches to support Share Our Strength’s mission to eradicate childhood hunger and poverty.
  • Alumni Sagar Doshi and Anderson Sloan (2014 Do Good Challenge winners) continue work on their new venture One Thousand Schools. The organization just hosted its second trip in which 14 young professional volunteers traveled to Honduras for a school 8 building project. Their volunteers came from DC, New York, Chicago, and Seattle to help build Rosa Maria Botto Middle School (El Progreso, Honduras) for 260 students. They are now back state-side and fundraising for the middle school they worked on.
  • The Diamondback published an article about Matthew Hollister’s (2017 Do Good Challenge winner) James Hollister Wellness Foundation and a new partnership with the University Health Center to recover vital medications that would otherwise be wasted.
  • Evan Lutz’ (2014) company Hungry Harvest continues to grow. They are now delivering in eight states and are recovering 100,000 pounds of produce from going to waste each week.
  • Vicky Ryan (MPP ’17 and Former India Abroad Program Associate Director) is working at Ernst and Young as a Senior Consultant in the data analytics practice with both federal and commercial clients. She is expanding her knowledge in data visualization and analysis and believes these skills will support the NGO and international development work she wants to get back into in a couple years.
  • Alumnus Garrett Zink (2014) who now works on Marriott International’s Corporate Social Responsibility team wrote an Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun about the “Me Too” and “Times Up” social movements.