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Meet Our Student Staff

The Do Good Institute team includes passionate, driven, and exceptional student leaders at the undergraduate and graduate level. These students are integral in the development and growth of our hands-on and student-support focused programs; they support key administrative and business-focused functions; they lead and publish communications and marketing efforts; and so much more. 

We couldn't do all we do without their dedication and commitment.

 

Meet Our Team's Student Leaders

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Office Assistant

In her role, she provides administrative support to the Institute’s faculty and staff and contributes to research, program coordination, and event planning.

Questions or want to get in touch? Email dogood@umd.edu.

Maya Assaker is an office assistant that supports the Institute's staff. In her role, she provides administrative support to the Institute’s faculty and staff.

She is a junior majoring in biology with a focus on ecology and evolution from Silver Spring, Maryland. She does not know exactly what her career plans are yet, but she hopes to contribute to conservation efforts in the future. 

Maya currently helps out in a research lab on campus and in the past has worked at a garden center. One of her favorite things to do is participate in intramural sports with her friends. During her time at UMD, she is hoping to make more connections and get more involved on campus. She noted, "the Do Good Institute is a great organization in that it can connect to so many people and paths while supporting a wide range of efforts." Maya is excited to be part of a team such as this one. 

Josephine Crucillo

Office Assistant

In her role, she provides administrative support to the Institute’s faculty and staff and contributes to research, program coordination, and event planning.

Questions or want to get in touch? Email dogood@umd.edu. Or, connect on LinkedIn

Josephine Crucillo Assistant Program Coordinator, joined the Do Good Institute in September 2019. In her role, she provides administrative support to the Institute’s faculty and staff. Josephine helps manage the operations and logistics of the Impact Interns program, contributing to research, program coordination, and event planning. She is a junior majoring in computer engineering and participating in the university’s Design, Cultures, and Creativity Honors program. 

Inspired by her mother who worked in IT and through her capstone investigating the effects on how communication technologies and devices affect human behavior and interaction, she hopes to design and implement sustainable technologies that allow for increased access to technology for low-income demographics and decrease the digital divide in such a digitalized world. Josephine spends her free time dancing with numerous dance teams, cooking and creating jewelry with her friend. 

 

Anjalie Gowda

Office Assistant

In her role, she provides administrative support to the Institute’s faculty and staff and supports projects. 

Questions or want to get in touch? Email dogood@umd.edu.

Anjalie Gowda is a sophomore majoring in Public Health Science, working towards being a Physician Assistant in the future. She is passionate about animal equality, climate justice, and women’s rights and is thrilled to be a part of a team that is working to inspire the next generation of movers and shakers. She believes every individual can change and inspire the world to do more good, and that empowering one another is empowering ourselves. 

In her free time, Anjalie enjoys visiting animal sanctuaries, cooking vegan meals with her sisters, exploring the woods, and creative writing.

 

Navid Misaghian

Office Assistant

Navid Misaghian is an office assistant and software specialist supporting the Do Good Institue. In his role, he ensures that sensitive material is securely and effectively available for access by incorporating data science practices taught in his computer science classes here at the university.

Questions or want to get in touch? Email dogoodcomms@umd.edu. Or, connect on his portfolio.

Navid Misaghian is an office assistant and software specialist supporting the Do Good Institue. He recently joined the team and has been put in charge of revamping the document systems to prevent data loss and increase ease of access.

Navid is currently in his third year at the University of Maryland majoring in computer science with a minor in business. Navid also works as an RA on campus and is serving as the 2022/23 Google Developer Student Club vice president and treasurer. In his free time, he loves to go for bike rides, play chess and exercise. 

In addition, Navid is working to develop a permanent solution for students with dietary restrictions. He believes “there isn’t enough data for students on food options here on campus.” This is what led him to create and launch What’s Cookin? - a reliable and effective way to sort out dining options and preferences. Currently available on Playstore and coming to IOS.

 

Peyton Siegel

Program Associate

Peyton is charged with project management and advancement efforts for the Do Good Institute, its communication and marketing priorities, and its nonprofit management and social impact education programs and offerings.

Questions or want to get in touch? Email dogoodcomms@umd.edu. Or, connect on LinkedIn

Peyton Siegel is a program associate where she plays a critical role in supporting the Do Good Institute’s communications, marketing, and thought leadership work. She first joined the Institute as a Do Good Ambassador in 2020 and expanded her role later that year. 

She supports the marketing and recruitment efforts of the nationally ranked Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. In addition, she supports in executing strategic communications and marketing strategies, including leading research, content development and management, project management and support, marketing campaigns and activities.

Peyton is a junior public policy student with a double minor in nonprofit leadership & social innovation, and law & society. On campus, she is involved as a member of the CIVICUS living and learning community, as well as the Vice President of Programming for College Mentors for Kids. She reflected on why she mentors and what drives her in a Student Voices article last year, which you can read here. She loves working with people and getting to know peers that have a passion for doing good!