Four I A P alums

Our Alumni: Then and Now

DeAngela Boone, then and now

DeAngela Boone

B.S. '10, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

IAP introduced me to INROADS, an organization committed to developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry. It was through an INROADS internship that I started a career in the federal government. Today, I travel on behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to foreign and domestic ports of entry to manage trainings for customs and border guards. I have mingled with CBP commissioners, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and executive directors from various federal agencies — and I've done so with confidence. Not only did IAP provide me with tools to be a successful scholar at Maryland, but the staff encouraged me to work hard, exposed me to the arts and culture, and allowed me to develop public speaking skills. Without IAP, I don't think that I would be as successful as I am today.

Kareem Shakoor

B.S. '10, Psychology
M.S. '12, Education, Hunter College

Special Education Manager, Democracy Prep Public Schools, New York City

IAP allowed me to be an agent of change in my family and community. I have eight brothers and sisters—I'm number six. Not only was I a first-generation college student, but I was also the first of my siblings to attend college. Luckily, I wasn't the last. Each of my younger siblings and each of my younger cousins are all either college graduates or currently enrolled in college. IAP opened the door for me and put me in a position to keep it open for those who came after me.

Kareem Shakoor, then and now
Tianna Wyn, then and now

Tiana Wynn

B.S. Accounting, Finance
MBA '15, Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University Maryland

Certified Public Accountant
Senior Manager, S.B. & Company
Treasurer, National Association of Black Accountants, Baltimore Chapter

IAP encouraged me to be a leader. I was actively involved in on-campus organizations, and I was the first scholar in IAP to study abroad. I've traveled abroad each year since 2003. My experience and technical knowledge have guided my success during each phase of my life; however, IAP boosted my confidence and continues to pave the path to achieving my goals. While the full scholarship to the university was invaluable, the true value was emerging as a leader and developing my character within an intimate community of peers, advisors and faculty mentors. IAP afforded me the opportunity to give back and become financially active in continuing the mission of this great program: building pipelines between the state's flagship university and two of its largest school districts.

Reginald Jones

B.S. '05, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Detective, Baltimore Police Department

As a law enforcement officer in Maryland, I am constantly challenged to think outside of the box and overcome and adapt to any situation. I could never accomplish these tasks without first knowing myself. Through IAP activities, I was pushed out of my comfort zone and developed some core traits that helped me excel in life. IAP encouraged me and helped me to see my inherent abilities and to realize that I was much stronger and smarter than I believed I was.

Reginald Jones, then and now

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