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

Drew Fuentes

Drew Fuentes is a Senior 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 an ENSP Environmental Economics and Arabic minor from Takoma Park, Maryland. She's had internships with the UMD Arboretum, the Department of Justice, and a law firm called Our Children's Trust. She is involved in a MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resorces, and Related Sciences), the Guide Dog Foundation, the SGA Sustainability Commitee, and with the UMD Community Learning Garden, an on-campus food and teaching garden. The Community Learning Garden is her favorite spot on campus, though the trail in Guilford Woods is a close second. After graduating she plans to pursue law school and have a career in environmental law. Email: nikjeff@umd.edu

Image of Paul Raeder

Paul Raeder is a senior ENSP Land Use and Art double major from Severn, MD. He is a DJ at the WMUC Radio Station, a part of the Maryland Shakespeare Players, and is currently serving as the President of ENSPire. In his free time he loves to draw, bake, visit DC and be outside with friends. His favorite place on campus is the Peace & Friendship Garden (by the soccer field). He would love to go into a career in Branding and Communications for an environmentally-focused organization. Email: raeder923@gmail.com

Michael Howerton

Michael Howerton is a junior 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 minors in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation and Spanish. Currently in her junior year at UMD, Anna 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

Courtney DeLoatch-Hill

Courtney DeLoatch-Hill is a sophomore Environmental Science and Policy student with a concentration in Policy and Politics from Hughesville, Maryland. On-campus, she is involved in the FIRE student leadership council, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, as well as the UMD FIRE program where she is currently working on USDA-APHIS undergraduate research investigating citrus diseases. In addition, Courtney is currently pursuing a minor in sustainability, which, along with her major, is spearheading her passion for environmental justice. After she graduates, Courtney is looking to attend law school and develop a career in environmental law. She hopes to influence the scope of environmental policy surrounding communities of color and mitigate the environmental racism happening behind the legislative process. Email: cdeloatc@umd.edu

Olivia Rutigliano

Olivia Rutigliano is a sophomore Environmental Policy and Business Management double major from Hillsborough, NJ. Besides her work with ENSPire, she serves as philanthropy chair for the professional business fraternity Phi Chi Theta. She loves playing soccer, eating good cheese, watching movies, and playing with her pet gecko. After she graduates, she has no idea what she wants to do! But that’s okay! Her favorite spot on campus? The Quad. Email: orutigli@terpmail.umd.edu


Maria Lanasa

Maria Lanasa is a sophomore Environmental Economics and Operations Management & Business Analytics double major from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her favorite place to study on campus - the McKeldin Library Balcony. Email: milanasa@umd.edu