Samaura HeadshotSamaura Steele - President

Samaura (she/her/hers) is a sophomore Business major. She is from Trumbull located in Fairfield County, CT. Currently, Samaura is part of UMD's varsity cheerleading team. As an active volunteer in her community, she enjoys assisting young students in local schools and volunteering at UMD’s campus pantry. In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends and family and stay active. She values the importance of inclusion and is thrilled to continue representing CIVICUS. She is looking forward to collaborating with fellow CSAB members to generate new, exciting ideas for our program! 



Gavin  HeadshotGavin Fauntleroy - Vice President

Gavin (He/Him) is a sophomore Government and Politics Major. He is from Frederick County, Maryland. As an active volunteer, he enjoys aiding and assisting at food banks and veteran organizations. He is also an intern with the TerpsVote Coalition, a group of students, staff, and faculty seeking to increase UMD student participation in local, state, and national elections and overall participation in the civic process. In his free time, Gavin loves to watch and go to sporting events, try different foods, and listen to music. As the Vice President, he is looking to work with the board to keep CIVICUS moving in a positive direction and create an amazing environment for all CIVICUS members.


Ryan HeadshotRyan Saunderson - Treasurer

Ryan(he/him/his) is a sophomore Marketing and Journalism double major from Columbia, MD. In addition to CIVICUS, he is a brother in the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and is also involved with the Maryland Sports Business Society and the Accounting and Business Association clubs here on campus. In his free time, Ryan loves to play sports, watch movies, and spend time with friends and family. He is looking forward to working with members of CSAB as well as CIVICUS members to organize exciting community and service-based events.

Jessica HeadshotJessica Martin - Chair, Outreach Committee

Jessica (she/her) is a sophomore from New Jersey double majoring in Government and Politics and Economics with a concentration in International Relations. In addition to CIVICUS, she is involved in MIRA, USJ, and CDE. As the outreach chair, she is looking forward to planning events that will work to strengthen the CIVICUS community.


Kaitlyn HeadshotKaitlyn Kim - Co-Chair, Programming Committee

Kaitlyn (she/her) is a sophomore majoring in Economics with an intended minor in Real Estate Development. She is from Beltsville, MD, and enjoys living in the Metropolitan Area. Kaitlyn is also an Ambassador and Peer Guide. Outside of CIVICUS, she is a Camp Counselor at UMD’s Camp Kesem chapter. As the Programming Chair, she is excited to host events and foster social bonding within our CIVICUS community.


Natalie headshotNatalie Davis - Co-Chair, Programming Committee

Natalie (she/her/hers) is a sophomore Journalism major from Harford County, Maryland. She graduated from Edgewood High School's International Baccalaureate program in 2020. On campus, Natalie is an active member of the Jewish organization MEOR, a general assignment writer for Stories Beneath the Shell, and will be a mentor for UMD freshmen as part of the TerraPeer program. In her free time, Natalie is most likely listening to Taylor Swift. Her goal as CIVICUS programming co-chair is to successfully host lots of fun events that will further bond the CIVICUS community! 

Adrianna HeadshotAdrianna Giuliani - Co-Chair, Service Committee

Adrianna (she/her/hers) is a sophomore Government and Politics major from Cecil County, Maryland. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends, go to the beach, and eat. She is currently in the CHAARG club, which empowers women in fitness, and would like to get more involved with other service and law organizations on campus. She looks forward to creating service projects that everyone in CIVICUS can enjoy alongside her fellow CSAB members! 

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Lauren Seco - Co-Chair, Service Committee

Lauren (she/her/hers) is a sophomore Biological Sciences major from Harford County, MD. On campus, Lauren is a member of MaryPIRG, UMD American Red Cross, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. In her free time, Lauren enjoys going outside to explore nature and also spending time with family and friends. As Service Co-chair, Lauren is excited to organize service events and help encourage CIVICUS students to volunteer and have fun!

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Sydney Dennis - Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Sydney (she/her/hers) is a sophomore Psychology major on a Pre-Med track from Howard County, MD. She is a RA in Hagerstown Hall, a CIVICUS ambassador, a CIVICUS peer guide, and is the Teen Youth Volunteer Coordinator for the Myra’s Angels Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys bike riding, photography, and spending quality time with friends and family. She is excited for this year, especially now that everyone is on campus, and getting to work closely with the rest of the board.


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Miles Barton - Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Miles (he/him/his) is a sophomore Government and Politics major from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Outside of CIVICUS, Miles is an active member of the College Success Scholars (CSS) program and a member of the club tennis team. In addition to being a co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Miles is a Teaching Assistant for the first-year Introduction to CIVICUS course (BSCV 191). He has a passion for public service, interning on Capitol Hill for Maryland Congressman, Anthony Brown. Miles is looking forward to working with the advisory board to foster an inclusive community and represent all students from diverse backgrounds.

Perry headshotPerry Lu - First Year Chair

Perry (he/him/his) is a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major from Arcadia, California. During his free time, Perry loves to play the piano, collect wristwatches, and read poems – specifically, Haikus! Although he isn't yet involved in many on-campus organizations, Perry hopes to look for and join volunteer-based clubs or groups. In the coming year, Perry hopes to get to know the CIVICUS first-year class better to best represent them on CSAB.


McKenzie Horton - Alumni Chair McKenzie Headshot

McKenzie (she/her/hers) is a junior Criminology and Criminal Justice and Psychology double major. She is from District Heights, located in Prince George’s County, MD. Currently, she is a business owner and both a lifestyle and true crime YouTube content creator. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family. As a CIVICUS alum, she is looking forward to seeing the program grow and welcome incoming freshmen.


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