Caroline is working at FRN as a Program and Data Management Intern. A native of Reisterstown, Maryland, Caroline received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Geographical Sciences. She is now working towards her MS in the same department, with her research focusing on land use and carbon sequestration patterns in the state of Maryland. Caroline enjoys studying environmental issues and how they intersect with sustainable solutions. When Caroline is not working on maps for class, you can find her reading, trying to learn German, and playing with her golden retriever puppy, Libby.
Sheryl is a sophomore studying Communications at the University of Maryland, College Park. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she joined her living and learning program, CIVICUS, as a way to get involved in her new community and make the huge university a bit smaller. This program led her to FRN initially as a volunteer recovering food from across UMD’s campus, and eventually as an intern. Sheryl hopes to use this opportunity as a way to explore the nonprofit sector of public relations, and further engage with the community around her. Outside of work and school, Sheryl is a CIVICUS Ambassador, works with The Lunch Table Blog Show, and uses her remaining free time to help other freshmen acclimate to the University’s very unique culture.
Megan will be graduating from the University of Maryland in May 2018 with a B.A. in Government and Politics and a minor in Global Poverty. Her desire to try and improve the lives of those in need led her to this minor, where she studies topics like sustainability, poverty in American families, and food access. Throughout her last semester and after graduation, she hopes to get more involved in grassroots efforts to make a difference across the country. She is excited to get involved with FRN’s communication efforts and to learn more about non-profit work. In her free time, Megan performs Shakespearean theater, listens to music, and reads.
Shirley is a long-time Baltimorean and a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is double majoring in English and Piano Performance and minoring in Philosophy. Shirley cares deeply about empowering local communities. While living in DC's Eastern Market and Anacostia communities, Shirley was able to work with residents as well as learn from them in addressing the needs of food, housing, education, and family/community relationships and attachment.
As FRN's Logistics and Sponsorships intern, Shirley hopes to support FRN chapters in hosting fundraising events and large-scale off-campus recoveries in their local communities, and to encourage greater involvement from local businesses in volunteerism and partnership with FRN. After graduation, she hopes to continue her work to equip communities and the organizations that support them with key resources and funding.
In her free time, Shirley enjoys writing poetry, composing music, photographing nature, and attending court cases. As an active member of UMD's Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, she volunteers with the IV service committee and serves on the worship team.
Development & Outreach Intern
Matthew is a Junior at the University of Maryland, College Park. He studies Agriculture and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is a member of the Food Recovery Network team as a Development & Outreach Intern. Matthew has always been involved in his community and has a passion for helping others. Whether it is volunteering at soup kitchens or participating in Relay For Life, a breast cancer awareness program, he shows a drive to help others and to combat world issues such as food waste and food insecurity. On campus, he is also apart of Terp Thon, a student-run organization that raises funds and awareness for the kids at the Children’s National Health System and Students Helping Honduras(SHH), another student-organized team that aims to alleviate extreme poverty and violence in Honduras through education and youth empowerment.