"The Environmental Science and Policy Student Association, also known as ENSPire, is a student group dedicated toward uniting the fragmented ENSP major through academia, service, nature, and friendship. The club is run by an Executive Board made up of two representatives from each class and hosts General Body Meetings to engage ENSP students in planning activities and voicing concerns/suggestions about the major. In the past, we have hosted events such as career panels, social outings, fundraisers, and a successful ENSP faculty q&a that connected ENSP students directly with our esteemed faculty in the ENSP major and college of AGNR. You are not required to be in the ENSP major to enjoy and participate in these events. Contact us at: email@example.com
Meet Our Students
Evan 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
Katie 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
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
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.
Paul 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.
Michael 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.
Anna 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!