Local & Civic Engagement Committee

The Local and Civic Engagement Committee seeks to foster and maintain connections between University of Maryland–College Park graduate students and the campus’s broader community: College Park and Prince George’s County. The Committee will focus on: 

  • Forming relationships with local elected officials and keeping channels of communication open with them.

  • Learning more about and addressing the needs and interests of graduate students who live in College Park and PG County, e.g. housing.

  • Developing and promoting opportunities for graduate students to engage with local community organizations and events (volunteering with nonprofits, attending town halls, etc.).

2021-2022 Committee Members:

Gabrielle Wy (chair)

Nathaniel Woodard 

Dustin Swanson 

Edmund Benefo

Ethan Foley

Livingstone Imonitie

Gabriel Vilarrubi

Questions, concerns and ideas may be directed to the committee chair at gwy@umd.edu