The Partnership’s work to implement the University District Vision 2020 is exciting; it relies on community engagement and can be fast-paced. Our interns are motivated, organized, detail-oriented, independent, collaborative and creative people who think no problem or goal is too big or small to work on. They primarily work on our communications assets including our weekly e-newsletter, social media, content development for the website, and more.

Saveena Suri

Saveena is a senior studying Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her internship with the City-University Partnership includes working on the weekly e-newsletter and maintaining the Partnership’s social media accounts.

Currently, Saveena is a Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Fellow and is interning at the non-profit Thread in Baltimore. She has previously worked in youth education and community development as an assistant teacher for Asian American LEAD in D.C in 2017. In 2016 she was a project leader on a field study in rural Rwanda with Rollins College in partnership with the Rwanda Education Assistance Project (REAP). Saveena is a member of the Epsilon Mu chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed service fraternity at the University of Maryland.

Chris Weir

Chris is a Junior studying Architecture at the University of Maryland with minors in Sustainability Studies, Real Estate Development, and Construction Project Management.

His internship with the City-University Partnership includes the designing of graphics for the Partnership’s website and data collection for a Graduate Student Housing study in the College Park area.

Chris has a passion for sustainable and equitable development which has led him to pursue past work at the University of Maryland as an outreach team leader and graphic designer for UMD’s Sustainability Office. In addition, Chris has worked as a Teaching Assistant for a sustainable development course. Outside of the University, he has worked for Anchor Construction Corporation in Washington, D.C. and the WBCM architecture firm in Towson, MD. Currently, Chris works for Grimm+Parker Architects in Beltsville, MD . He is excited to put what he has learned from building and design to good use at the Partnership.


Former Interns

Lia Collen

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Lia is a senior studying Communication and Government & Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her internship with the City-University Partnership includes working on the weekly e-newsletter, the University District Vision implementation plan, and the annual report.

In the summer of 2016, Lia interned in the Public Affairs Department at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Lia’s other prior positions include Communications Intern for Common Cause and the National Archives, Research Consultant for the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, Office Assistant at the University of Maryland’s Department of Residential Life, and a Teaching Assistant for a public relations course at the University of Maryland.

Piya Das

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Her work the with Partnership includes promoting local businesses in College Park on the Partnership’s website and social media channels.

Prior to working with the College Park City-University Partnership, Piya interned with 1776, a global startup accelerator and seed fund. At UMD, Piya is the cofounder of a yoga and meditation advocacy club, Yogi Terps, and is passionate about spreading messages of health, fitness, and positivity across the campus community.

Maeve Dunigan

Maeve is a senior studying Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her internship with the partnership involves building the weekly newsletter, website maintenance, designing multi-platform content, and maintaining press and outreach lists, among other responsibilities.

Maeve is currently a senior staff writer for The Diamondback as well as a Student Ambassador for The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Her past positions include Journalism Intern for the University of Maryland’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Communications Intern for Fitbase Media, Staff Writer for WMUC-FM Radio News, and Staff Writer for the Maryland chapter of Her Campus Media. This past fall Maeve traveled to the Netherlands where she attended The Hague University of Applied Sciences and took classes relating to media and European studies.

Sarah Lee

Sarah is a senior studying Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her internship with the City-University partnership includes designing graphics for the Partnership’s website and other social media pages. In addition, Sarah assists Program Associate, Valerie Woodall, on the Outdoor Performance series.

Prior to the City-University Partnership, Sarah was a Brand Marketing Ambassador for Live Nation. As a Brand Marketing Ambassador, her responsibilities included researching artists’ social media strategies, pitching partnership proposals, and executing partnerships with local businesses for upcoming shows and events at The Fillmore, a music venue located in Silver Spring, MD.

Olushola Omomo

 Olushola is a senior at the University of Maryland studying Public Health Science with a minor in Global Poverty. Her interests include photography, sewing, and writing. This past fall, she was an intern at the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization that provided several services to promote a thriving community.

She has a passion for community, culture, and development and is excited to be working with the College Park City-University Partnership. Her internship with the City-University Partnership will be to manage the #CollegeParkScene Blog, which showcases local businesses in College Park via the Partnership website and on social media!

 

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