Dimas is a undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently he is majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Dimas has had experience doing many freelance design work including designing posters, flyers, and advertisements to promote offices and organizations. Dimas is involved with many on-campus organizations and is a proud Terp, and hopes to bring his positive energy to the FRN team.
Lizzie is a first-year student at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She studies Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and has two minors: Religion and Hispanic Studies. In the future, she hopes to study the brain with the goal of creating better treatment methods for the mentally ill.
Lizzie got involved with FRN when her school began a chapter in October of 2016. She jumped right in, attending nearly every recovery for the rest of the year. This year, she is excited to step up as her chapter’s president and lead her team through another successful semester. Besides going on food recoveries, Lizzie enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter, maintaining the campus garden, and working to implement an effective composting system throughout her school.
Annika is a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park, studying Chemical Engineering with a minor is International Engineering. Annika has been on her chapter’s leadership team since 2015, where she organizes the recoveries from basketball games and from the campus’s catering kitchen. Annika has joined the FRN team in hopes of getting the organization’s name the spotlight it deserves.
In addition to being heavily involved in her school’s chapter of FRN, Annika is also a member of many organizations, including the engineering sorority AΩE and the chemical engineering honors society OXE, where she writes for the department’s newsletter. She spends her free time playing with her beloved cat, Trouble, and taking road trips up and down the east coast.
Admiria Cooper is excited to serve as this semester's National Food Recovery Dialogue Planning Intern. Originally from Indiana, Admiria traded in small town living to pursue an undergraduate degree in the bustling capital at HBCU Howard University. Since enrolling at Howard, she has gained experience in marketing, journalism, public relations and event planning. This May, Admiria will be graduating from Howard with a B.A. in Strategic Legal and Management Communications.
Alex is a sophomore at the University of Maryland majoring in Computer Science. Alex plays saxophone in his school’s Marching Band, The Mighty Sound of Maryland, and is also a part of the Gamer Symphonic Orchestra, bringing free video games music to the community. He is involved with CIVICUS, which is a living and learning program on campus that engages its members into the ideals of living in a civil society that links student learning to actions and activities outside the classroom. Alex heard about Food Recovery Network through CIVCUS and the dining halls on campus and frequently serves with the UMD chapter.