0110 Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301. 314 .7938
Yoon Shin, Class of 2014
Yoon is one of the interns for TerpService for the 2013-2014 academic year. He has been part of TerpCorps since Fall of sophomore year. He has volunteered at multiple environmental and poverty-related sites since becoming a TerpCorps coordinator. He is excited to work as an intern this year to continue fostering a culture of service and social justice on campus.
Outside of TerpService, he is currently studying chemical & biomolecular engineering as a senior. Being part of the Gemstone Honors program and working for the Ehrman group, he has spent considerable amount of time in the research lab the past three years. He is especially interested in renewable and sustainable energy sources. He hopes to either pursue his Ph.D to continue his research aspirations or start working as a full-time chemical engineer once he graduates in May 2014.
Janet Mwebi, Class of 2014
Janet is a Chemical Engineering Major. She is currently the Community Relations Coordinator of Sisterhood of Unity & Soul (SOUL) and the Vice President of the Society of African American Studies. She was born in Kenya, but spent her childhood years in Johannesburg, South Africa. Janet became passionate about service as an overnight volunteer at Calvary. The experience made her want to get more involved with LCSL and allow other Terps to realize just how much joy they can get by being more involved in their communities in a positive way. Janet wants to organize exciting events that will inspire others to make community service a priority during their time at the University of Maryland and even after they graduate.
As a TerpCorps coordinator and a member of the Voices for Social Change Committee, she hopes to learn how to effectively plan and execute successful events that inspire others to think critically about social change.
A fun fact about Janet is that she has taken part in an ostrich race.
Jessica Lu, Class of 2014
Jessica is a senior Neurobiology/Physiology major and Religious Studies minor. She a member of the Gemstone research program, a research assistant in the Biology Department, and on the executive board of Beyond These Walls, an afterschool tutoring program for elementary school students. Jessica loves working with kids, and has had a longstanding passion for children’s education and health. Jessica hopes that through TerpCorps, she can make a difference in the College Park area and create longstanding relationships with community partners. Jessica is very excited to help plan Terp Service Days with a group of great coordinators, as well as encourage campus involvement in service learning. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, reading, and making art.
A fun fact about Jessica is that she used to live in New Mexico, and hopes to travel to the west coast again in the near future!
Nick Henninger, Class of 2015
Nick is a junior Economics major at UMD. He plans to graduate with a Masters in Public Policy and pursue a career in International Development. Service was a big part of Nick's life all through high school and he sees TerpCorps as a great way to continue that positive experience during college. In his free time, Nick loves to volunteer in the community, go on adventures to interesting places in the area, and jam out with his musical friends. Nick is particularly interested in issues related to poverty, education, and disabilities, as they directly affect the dignity of each human person. He hopes to bring positive energy and new ideas to the TerpCorps team as it grows into a larger force for good in the Maryland community! Changing the world starts with changing hearts, one person at a time. Nick hopes that the experiences that the TerpCorps team creates will do just that.
Robyn Harper, Class of 2015
Robyn is returning to the TerpCorps community and is very excited to see what this new year has to offer. She is a Psychology major with a minor in Neuroscience. When she isn’t promoting community service and social justice on campus you can probably find her working in a behavioral neuroendocrinology lab on campus which she enjoys immensely. After spending most of her spare time in high school advocating for better educational practices in schools, she learned a lot about many of the issues facing youth in her community and was inspired to do her part to make a difference. Robyn chose to be involved in TerpCorps because not only does she want to help others, but she also wants to educate others about issues and strategies for creating short and long term solutions for them. Robyn is excited to meet and spend time with new people who are passionate about service.
An interesting fact about Robyn is that she loves EDM (electronic dance music) and random dancing.