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Alumni Profiles

Senior Profiles We Are McDaniel Class of 2022

  • Alum Jason Swartz '18 standing at a marina.

    Jason Swartz '18

    “It’s not just forestry and green spaces; it’s plants and people and culture. I’m even remembering my first year seminar class with Dr. Linda Semu, which was about race. Over the past year or two, we have been focusing our efforts on equity and environmental justice."
  • Alumna Lauren Avery '14 throwing the first pitch at an Orioles game.

    Lauren Avery ’14

    “My focus has been on bringing brands right to consumers in large, fun, impactful, and unapologetic ways."
  • Ginger Bandeen posing in front of a bridge.

    Ginger Bandeen '00

    "I wanted to bring my social work perspective to the data field and build tools that are driven by the missions of the organizations that I serve."
  • Abbi Wicklein-Bayne in her National Park Ranger uniform.

    Abbi Wicklein-Bayne ’94

    “I think the parks are places where people can go to heal, to have fun, to spend time with their families, or just to get a break from the outside world.”
  • Alumna Caitlin Eversmier '18 in a grassy field.

    Caitlin Eversmier ’18

    “Something that I really took away from McDaniel was that environmental education is so important. And if people don’t know about an environmental issue, how can they care about it?"
  • Senator Ron Young

    Ronald N. Young M.Ed. '70

    “College is the beginning of a lifelong learning experience. It is the key that, if used properly, opens a world of learning and experiences.”
  • Alumna Sharon Love and daughter and Yeardley standing together.

    Sharon Love M.S. ’76

    “My teaching background helped me realize how much of an asset relatability is in this work. We didn’t want people to run away from this difficult topic, so we had to make it palatable, relatable, and accessible. We wanted the foundation to be a positive source of information and inspire positive changes in people’s lives."
  • Alumni Jessica Watson in front of street art in Valencia, Spain.

    Jessica Watson ’05

    “One of the cool things about a McDaniel education is that it pushes you to explore what interests you."
  • Alumni Treyana Johnson standing in her OCME lab coat.

    Treyana Johnson ’20

    “I beat all odds stacked against a Black woman from Baltimore. Who would’ve known the freshman year version of me would have made it this far? I literally say my dreams became my reality.”
  • Mike McKelvin in front of the sign for 1623 Brewing.

    Mike McKelvin ’88

    "McDaniel was the framework to start building something bigger, better all the time. It was way later in life that I realized how much it helped me and how those little bits and pieces that I thought were insignificant weren’t.""