ALD Member Spotlights!

Every week, ALD features a member on our Instagram page that we believe encapsulates the ALD pillars of success through their hard work, perseverance, and excellence in academics! Please fill out this form to be chosen as ALD member of the week AND to be highlighted on our Instagram.
Form can be found here.

LGBTQ+ College Students During COVID-19 Study

The LGBTQ+ Students and Allies in Public Health at University of Maryland is holding a study that focuses on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ college students. The links to the survey, flyer and recruitment template to facilitate dissemination can be found below:
Recruitment Template
Survey Link

After analyzing the data, they plan to disseminate a series of infographics about LGBTQ college students’ mental health and their needs in the context of the pandemic, as well as best practices for serving these students. If you have any questions, contact

ALD Member Opportunities for Internships

We are pleased to announce a new career resource to offer ALD members that matches students with employers based on their skills, interests, and experiences. All ALD members will be able to use this resource for free. They create a profile, and match with top companies, like Autozone and 23andMe, for open opportunities including internships and entry-level jobs. They will also be able to attend virtual webinars hosted by hiring managers at these companies.
Register using this link!

Your Own Volunteer Events

When: Throughout the entire semester
Where: Wherever you volunteer
Points: 1
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Isabelle Lim –
If you are volunteering in your community, please email the VP of Volunteerism to get the volunteer opportunity approved/provide proof and that experience can count for your volunteer points!

Foundational Leadership and Mentorship Experience (FLAME) Online Tutoring Powerpoints

When: Until September 28th
Where: N/A (send in powerpoints)
Points: 2 per powerpoint
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Isabelle Lim –
FLAME is a UMD student-led tutoring club that educates 4th and 5th graders about a variety of STEM topics from anatomy to robotics through club-created powerpoints and home experiments. FLAME is now online and requests that additional powerpoints be submitted on a STEM topic of your choice so the students can be taught/do experiments from home. Here is a guideline to creating lesson plans –

Mindful Meditation Virtual Class with the Alzheimer’s Association

When: Friday, September 25th at 11:00 am
Where: Zoom link –
Points: 1
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Isabelle Lim –
A virtual meditation volunteer event to help the Alzheimer’s Association with this event. Volunteers will be able to talk to participants during the event and assist the organizers in any way they need. **Volunteers need to register to volunteer here:

The Food Talk: A Conversation About Food Insecurity and Food Waste

When: Thursday, September 24th, from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Zoom link –
Points: 1
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Isabelle Lim –
A virtual educational event co-hosted by Challah for Hunger and Food Recovery Network focused on food insecurity and food waste and their relation to public health issues like COVID-19 and racial inequality. Be sure to RSVP before the event.

A Wider Circle – Create Packages of Baby Clothes

When: On your own time, RSVP by September 24th
Where: In your room/wherever you are spending the semester
Points: 1
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Isabelle Lim –
A Wider Circle will provide donated baby clothes for you to check for quality (no rips or stains). Then, you can create bundles of clothing for various ages and genders that we are able to redistribute to families! ALD will set up a pick-up location for on-campus students to pick up the baby clothes and a drop-off location on-campus for their finished bundles. Please fill out this interest form so we can figure out how many bundles to get!

The Key to Succeeding Financially

When: Wednesday, September 23 at 1pm
Where: Zoom
Points: 1
Contact: Supraja Kanipakam,
Do you ever wonder how to manage your finances and budget wisely? Attend ALD’s event with Yolanda Lavery, a first-generation advisor at the Division of Enforcement, to receive an ALD point! Join us next Wednesday, September 23rd from 1 to 2 pm. This is a can’t-miss event! Please RSVP at this link: You will receive the Zoom invite after submitting the form!