ENSPire

ENSPire

Our Mission: 

The ENSP Student Advisory Board (ENSPire) exists to bring together ENSP majors and to voice ENSP students’ concerns and suggestions about the ENSP program to staff, faculty, and administrators. With twelve different concentrations spanning 3 advising colleges, ENSPire works hard to create a sense of community within the major across our diverse interests.

  • Examples of Past Events: Choose your Concentration, Faculty and Staff Q&A, Dog Walking, Campus Creek Clean-up, Campus Garden Volunteering, Walk Along Lake Artemesia,  
  • Examples of Past Event Partners: UMD Arboretum, Prince George’s County Animal Shelter, UMD Community Learning Garden, BSOS Student Advisory Board, AGNR Dean’s Student Advisory Council 

Our Role: 

The Board is made up of two or three representatives from each class, members are selected in the spring of their freshman year and generally serve until they graduate. ENSPire plans various events which center around environmental education, professional development, academic support, and making new friends in the major. Events are open to current and prospective ENSP students. 

  • Academic Peer Advising: Advisory Board members will meet with students one-on-one to discuss career plans, internship advice, academic schedules, four-year plans, using Testudo, joining student clubs and organizations, or to answer any other academic or social questions students might have. Reach out to them via their individual emails, find their emails below in “Meet Our Students”. 
  • Feedback Form: Find a google form here where you can leave suggestions about future events and give us general feedback. 
  • Open Bi-weekly Meetings: Our Board meetings are bi-weekly and open to students, student groups, and other organizations who would like to give us feedback or partner with us for events or initiatives. Please contact us at enspireatumd@gmail.com to find a time to attend an ENSPire meeting. 
  • Facebook and Instagram Group: Find our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/umdenspire and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/enspire_umd/?hl=en, where we post information for ENSP majors about upcoming ENSPire events, university events, used textbooks, clubs, and much more! 

Meet Our Students

Evan Brooks

Evan Brooks is a Senior ENSP major from Waldorf, MD with a concentration in Environmental Politics and Policy. At UMD, he is a member of the College Democrats and a board member in ENSPire. Evan’s hobbies are running, reading, fishing, politics and going to concerts! After college, he hopes to attend graduate school. Evan’s favorite spot on campus? The Edward St. John Building. Email: ebrooks3@umd.edu

Katie Dorn

Katie Dorn is Senior ENSP Politics and Policy major from Laurel, Maryland. She is involved with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority (and previous sustainability chair for 2 semesters), SGA sustainability committee, intramural volleyball, study abroad in Barcelona (spring 2020). So far, Katie has had an internship at Pando Alliance and was a research assistant at the Environmental Decision Support lab. In the future, Katie hopes to pursue a career path with environmental non-profits or government organizations in D.C. For fun, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, volleyball, traveling, and spending time at her favorite spot on campus, the Edward St. John Building. Email: kdorn@umd.edu

Drew Fuentes

Drew Fuentes is a Junior ENSP Culture and the Environment major from Havertown, PA who also has a minor in Spanish. Aside from being an ENSPire board member, Drew is also involved with UMD Chaarg and UMD Club Lacrosse. She loves photography, watching movies and tv, and searching for new music to listen to! After she graduates, Drew hopes to join the Peace Corps, then work as an environmental anthropologist. Her favorite spot on campus?: McKeldin Library, floor 4. Email: dff416@umd.edu

Nina Jeffries

Nina Jeffries is a junior ENSP Environmental Economics and Arabic double major from Takoma Park, Maryland. She's currently interning with the Environmental Crimes Section of the Department of Justice. Before that she interned with the University of Maryland Arboretum. Her favorite class this semester is Environmental Law. She is involved in a professional sustainability-focused fraternity, the Guide Dog Foundation, and with the UMD Community Learning Garden, an on-campus food garden centered on sustainable agriculture education. The Community Learning Garden is her favorite spot on campus, though the trail along Campus Creek is a close second. After graduating she eventually wants to pursue post-graduate education; she is thinking about law school or graduate school. Email: nikjeff@umd.edu

Paul Raeder

Paul Raeder is a junior Environmental Science & Policy and Art double major, with a concentration in Land Use, from Severn, MD. He is a member of the Shakespeare Players and the WMUC Radio Station. In  his free time he loves to draw, go to DC with friends, and hike. His favorite place on campus is the Art-Sociology Building. He hopes to go into a career in sustainable land development after graduating. Email: praeder@umd.edu

Michael Howerton

Michael Howerton is a sophomore Environmental Science and Policy student with a concentration in Land Use from Odenton, Maryland. At UMD, he is active in the Shakespeare Players, WMUC Radio, and the ENSPire student advisory board. He enjoys bike riding, theatre, trying new foods and being at his favorite spot on campus, the McKeldin Mall. Michael's plans after college are far from finalized, but he hopes to be contributing to sustainable development wherever he ends up. Email: howerton@umd.edu

Anna Saderholm

Anna Saderholm is from Annapolis, MD and is majoring in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Politics and Policy and a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation. Currently in her sophomore year at UMD, Anna hosts a radio show at WMUC, teaches Yoga and is involved in greek life. Anna loves concerts, hiking, and being so close to D.C. After college Anna plans to work for an Environmental Law Advocacy Nonprofit like NRDC, Earthjustice or Sunrise Movement! Email: asader@umd.edu