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Kristen McGuire

Kristen Campbell McGuire

Executive Director
As executive director of the Baltimore Collegetown Network, Kristen McGuire oversees initiatives to brand and develop Baltimore as a city that attracts, engages, and retains outstanding students. Over the last 11 years she has created award-winning marketing campaigns, a regional internship database, and the Collegetown LeaderShape program to get student leaders involved in community service.  Kristen also oversees the nationally-recognized Collegetown Shuttle, numerous student programs, and a $1 million budget.

Prior to joining Baltimore Collegetown, Kristen was an information architect for RWD Technologies where she worked with clients in the online learning, pharmaceutical, and non-profit industries.  She began her career at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in public relations and creative services.

Kristen was named a “Successful by 40 VIP” in 2011 and an “Influential Marylander” in 2008 by The Daily Record, a “Top 40 Business Leader Under 40” in 2006 by the Baltimore Business Journal, and she graduated from the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership class in 2009. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication magna cum laude from James Madison University and a master’s in publication design from the University of Baltimore. Kristen sits on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Charles Street Development Corporation, and Live Baltimore. 

Some of her favorite things about Baltimore are the O’s, running a marathon event (love how neighborhoods show mad support), Zeke’s, Belvedere Square Market, Druid Hill Park, Uncle Wiggly’s, taking her kiddos to Stadium Place playground, Marin Alsop, Renoir’s Child With A Hoop at the BMA, the loop around Ft. McHenry, date night with glass of wine at a new restaurant, meeting people doing amazing things here (there are SO many!).

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Kirsten Brinlee

Kirsten Brinlee

Assistant Director
Kirsten Brinlee is the Assistant Director for Baltimore Collegetown Network.  Kirsten manages the Collegetown LeaderShape and Collegetown Underground programs. She supports the Student Activities, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Service-Learning Communities of Practice.  Prior to joining Collegetown, she worked as the Assistant Director at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Social Concern.  At JHU, she managed the Alternative Break program, large days of service, and advised the Student Advocacy Board and service student organizations.  She relocated from Texas to Baltimore in 2012, and while in Texas worked at the University of North Texas's Center for Leadership and Service.  
She received her Master's in Public Administration from the University of North Texas and Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  Her professional interests include student leadership development, civic engagement, community development, and positive psychology.  In 2016, she was named a "20 in their Twenties" by The Daily Record and served as an ambassador for the Baltimore Community Toolbank. She sits on the GIVE Advisory Board through Business Volunteers, as an alumna of the 2015 GIVE class.

As a transplant to Baltimore, Kirsten has jumped into learning and exploring Baltimore.  She frequently sends Baltimore care packages to friends and family in Texas that include the best of Baltimore - Old Bay, Berger Cookies, and Zeke's Coffee. She enjoys attending events and lectures from Baltimore's vibrant arts, culture, and activism scene. She lives in Hampden with her dog Willie, where she loves to enjoy the fantastic restaurants and farmer's markets, to explore the beautiful parks, to swim in the public pools with Fluid Movement in the summer, and to meet the creative and charming people of Baltimore.

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Roxana Beyranvand

Program Manager

Roxana Beyranvand is a Program Manager for the Baltimore Collegetown Network, which she joined in 2016.  She is responsible for managing various programs aimed to further support Collegetown’s mission to raise Baltimore’s profile as a vibrant college destination.  Roxana oversees the Collegetown Shuttle transit system, which attracts over 100,000 riders each year. Roxana also manages the internship and career connection programs, the sustainability community of practice, and other outreach to community partners and Collegetown stakeholders.

Roxana’s background is in communications, marketing, and community development.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications and Spanish from Notre Dame of Maryland University in 2009 and went on to get her master’s in contemporary communication in 2012, also from Notre Dame. She has worked in Washington, DC and Baltimore with nonprofits, government agencies, and the private sector. Some of her experience includes working for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Comcast SportsNet, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA), and the Maryland Transit Administration.  Prior to Collegetown, she was the Public Involvement Communications Manager & Community Liaison for the Baltimore Red Line Project.

Originally a DC-area native, Roxana has lived, learned, worked, and played in Baltimore for close to a decade.  Roxana enjoys the abundance of art and culture the city has to offer.  She likes attending gallery openings, trying new restaurants, going to O’s games, seeing new museum exhibits, getting breakfast at the farmer’s market, and biking through the city.  Roxana believes in the city’s potential, and appreciates that she is in a position to support the sustainable and healthy development of Baltimore.

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Madison (Madi) Boris

Student Outreach Coordinator

Madi Boris is the Student Outreach Coordinator for Baltimore Collegetown Network.  Madi manages Collegetown’s social media strategy and oversees the BCN website.  Madi was the organization’s marketing intern from 2013-2014 and made her return to Collegetown in 2015 after her first post-graduate year discovering different career opportunities.  Before becoming an official member of the Collegetown team, Madi was a corporate event coordinator for SmartCEO magazine.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business administration summa cum laude from Loyola University of Maryland in 2014.   At Loyola she was a member of the Evergreen Orientation Program and Student Government Association, captain of the Women’s Club Basketball, and study abroad participant (she went to New Zealand and dreams of going back again some day, hopefully soon). Madi is currently pursuing her master's degree in nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship at the University of Baltimore.

Madi loves life in Federal Hill and spends her free time participating in social sports, volunteering, and going for walks around the Harbor.  She tries to be in the loop with all things fun and exciting going on in Baltimore, and is always looking for the next great thing to feature on the Collegetown Instagram!  (@baltimorecollegetown, in case you didn’t know.) Some of her favorite things about Charm City are: Baltimore Social sports, Fell’s Fest, Federal Hill Park, Fort McHenry, roof top decks, concerts at Pier 6 and Ram’s Head Live,  the New Year’s Eve fireworks display, and last but certainly not least all the opportunities to meet and appreciate Baltimore’s fun, quirky, charming residents!

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