What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I currently serve as co-president of the Policy Student Government Association at the School of Public Policy.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
It has enabled me to pursue a graduate education! I am a husband and father. It was vital that my education not become a financial burden for my family. The fellowship made it possible for me attend UM.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
I chose to attend UM because of its close proximity to the world center of public policy, Washington, DC, the emphasis on both quantitative and normative considerations at the School of Public Policy, and a great nearby community, Greenbelt, to which to move my family.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I hope I can identify innovative, equitable policies and techniques to reduce the threat of global climate change, or at the very least, the United State's contribution to it. I believe we are on the cusp of an awakening of how our individual behavior collectively affects the natural world. With my education at the School of Public Policy, I think I can contribute to that awakening.