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Meet the Staff

Latonya Aaron (She I Her I Hers) is one of the Graduate Coordinators for the Alternative Breaks program. She supports interns, experience leaders, and staff advisers in coordinating service-learning immersion experiences. She is pursuing a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral and Community Health. She is interested in providing care to low income communities and educating them about health misconceptions. She just recently graduated from Howard University in May 2021 with a BS in Biology. You can reach Latonya at


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Myles Alexander (He I Him I His) is the Coordinator for the Maryland LEAD program. He works with MLEAD Student Facilitation Team to provide leadership development programs for students across campus. Myles earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the University of North Texas and a Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University. Myles enjoys traveling to new places, drinking tea, reading, and watching random TED-Ed videos. You can reach Myles at 301-314-2895 or  

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Naomi Cohen (She I Her I Hers) is the Coordinator for Social Action and Democratic Engagement. Through Alternative Breaks and TerpsVote initiatives, she works with student leaders who are passionate about engaging in social change, learning about our global community, and who are committed to promoting civic engagement on campus. Naomi received her B.A. in Theater from the University of Maryland - College Park and has worked in various arts education & youth development nonprofits in the DMV area. You can reach Naomi at

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Breana Echols (She I Her I Hers) is the Coordinator for Local Community Engagement. She works with Maryland Mentor Corps and Terps for Change to lead impactful service-learning and co-curricular experiences that foster student learning and development and address social issues in the communities surrounding UMD.  Breana earned a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Outside of work she enjoys cooking, reading, being outside and trying new things. You can reach Breana at

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Tyrese Fenty (He I Him I His) is the Graduate Coordinator for the Terps for Change program. He supports interns and student leaders in their leadership, personal and professional development. Working alongside the T4C team to help with their service-learning experience. Tyrese is originally from Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communications and Africana Studies. Currently, he is pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. You can reach Tyrese at




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Pamela Gouws (She I Her I Hers) is the Program Administrative Specialist responsible for logistics and operations in the office. Pamela also supervises the Student Assistants who provide logistical and operational support to LCSL. Pamela has a B.A. in Germanic Studies from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa. She has lived in South Africa for 15 years and worked at the University of South Africa's elite business school and has also worked as a faculty/staff recruiter for the University of Maryland Global College. You can reach Pamela at 301-314-8494 or

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Courtney Holder (She I Her I Hers) is the Assistant Director of the Stamp Student Union- LCSL providing strategic planning and support for all we do. As a leadership educator, she is passionate about working with students, staff, and community members to realize their potential to lead, take action, and create the change they want to see. She holds a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can reach Courtney at 301-314-3174 or

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Alex Koch (He I Him I His) is the Graduate Coordinator for the Maryland LEAD program. He supports the MLEAD Coordinator in their work with Student Facilitation Teams, development of curriculum materials, and maintaining partnerships across campus. Alex earned a BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College and is currently pursuing his MLIS to enter the youth outreach space in public libraries. Between shifts and classes, Alex tries to spend as much time outside as possible, chasing rare birds, and scouting central Maryland's best streams for fly fishing. You can reach Alex at

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Riley McLean (She I Her I Hers) is the Graduate Coordinator for the Maryland Mentor Corps program. She supports interns and team leaders in coordinating service-learning experiences for undergraduate student mentors in partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s in School Counseling at the University of Maryland. She can be reached at

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Kam Risku (She I Her I Hers) is the Coordinator for Curriculum and Partnerships. She designs and facilitates training and education for peer leaders and student participants engaging in service-learning and leadership programs across LCSL’s multiple program areas. Kam holds a Master of Education in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: Law and Justice from North Carolina State University (Go Pack!). In her free time, Kam enjoys leisurely walking around farmer's markets, traveling to new countries, cooking for friends, and lots of naps. You can reach Kam at 301-314-1347 or

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Meet the Interns

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