1110 Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742
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.
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!
Steven Nguyen, Class of 2016
Steven is currently a sophomore at the University of Maryland. He is majoring in Neurobiology/Physiology with a minor in Computer Science. Steven decided to join TerpCorps in order to become more involved with the community and to learn about the various social issues that occur around campus. He saw this as a great opportunity to make a difference and hopes to inform other students on campus about these issues so that they too can become involved. As a member of the professional pre-health fraternity, Delta Epsilon Mu, Steven has been able to work with their close philanthropy organization, Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN). After graduating, he would like to attend medical so one day he can achieve his goal of becoming an ophthalmologist.
An interesting fact about Steven is that he enjoys rock climbing!
Matt O’Mahoney, Class of 2017
Matt is a freshman English and Philosophy double major here at the University of Maryland. In his time outside of school he loves reading and collecting books with the hope of one day having a personal library. He first participated in TerpCorps his first semester as a Terp. After falling in love with it, he knew that he wanted to be more involved in it and is glad to be now be part of the TerpCorps family. Next semester will be his first as a coordinator and he is looking forward to meeting all of the volunteers. While acting to resolve issues firsthand is important, he is also excited to help make others more aware of these problems that are in our neighborhoods so as to create lifelong fighters of these social issues.
A fun fact about Matt is that he loves to knit and actually knitted his grandmother a scarf over winter break!