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.