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SustainableUMD Outreach Ambassadors

The Sustainability Outreach Team is a group of student SustainableUMD Ambassadors promoting a culture of sustainability at UMD. The Outreach Team has also been known as the LEAF team: Lead, Educate, Act, Facilitate!  Ambassadors receive intensive and ongoing training in sustainability, leadership, and outreach.

Invite the Outreach Team to bring sustainability tabling, activities, and workshops to your group, team, or area by emailing

Research shows peer-to-peer and face-to-face outreach is the most effective, and our outreach programs are designed around the science of behavior change and community-based social marketing.  

SustainableUMD Ambassadors promote sustainability: 

  • Inspire and empower students on ways to take action on sustainability
  • Promote campus sustainability programs and resources to the student body
  • Identify barriers to sustainable actions and habits, and implement solutions 

"My favorite memory as an Outreach Ambassador is from Good Neighbor Day during Fall 2023. I really enjoyed being surrounded by so many kind and caring people, getting to be in nature, and directly helping the environment and greater UMD community."

Kyra SustainableUMD Ambassador

We want to be at as many campus events as possible to promote sustainability! We'd love to be at your next event, please contact us at to bring the ambassador team, fun DIY activities, and sustainability awareness! 

You can find us at events around campus such as:

  • Farmers Market at UMD on Wednesdays at Tawe's Plaza
  • Popular locations such as Stamp, Hornbake Plaza, and McKeldin Mall
  • Dining Halls and Residence Halls

We also attend large campus events like First Look Fair, EarthFest, and more! 


Portrait of Aboli Dahiwadkar

Aboli Dahiwadkar

Portrait of Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart

Portrait of Elana Naide

Elana Naide

Portrait of Hailey Steier

Hailey Steier

Portrait of Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang

Portrait of Kyra Persson

Kyra Persson

Portrait of Nicole Miko

Nicole Miko

Portrait of Quinn Lungenbeel

Quinn Lungenbeel

Ambassador & Sustainability Advisor
Portrait of Sasha Peiris-Scheirer

Sasha Peiris-Scheirer

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