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Kirsten Brinlee

Kirsten Brinlee

Executive Director

As executive director of the Baltimore Collegetown Network, Kirsten Brinlee oversees initiatives and programs to attract, engage, and retain outstanding students to Baltimore. Kirsten joined the organization in 2014 to lead and manage civic leadership programs. Under her strategic leadership, she added new program components for Collegetown LeaderShape and created Collegetown Underground, programs which cultivate the next generation of civic leaders in Baltimore. Kirsten also oversees the vision for the organization, numerous engagement programs including the nationally-recognized Collegetown Shuttle, and a $1 million budget.

Prior to joining Collegetown, she worked as the assistant director at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Social Concern. At JHU, she managed alternative break programs, 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.

Kirsten was named "20 in their Twenties" in 2016 by The Daily Record and she graduated from the Business Volunteers Maryland's GIVE Fellowship in 2015. She earned her master's in public administration from the University of North Texas and bachelor's in psychology from the University of Oklahoma. An active member of the nonprofit community, Kirsten has served as a board member for Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Baltimore and GIVE Advisory, is an ambassador for the Baltimore Community Toolbank, SparkVIsion's High Achieving Millennial Research Project, and an Impressionist with Art with a Heart.

Some of her favorite things about Baltimore are experiencing four distinct seasons – something she did not have growing up in Texas, wandering through the contemporary wing at the Baltimore Museum of Art, swimming in the dive tank at the pool in Druid Hill Park, hiking with her dog Willie through Baltimore's neighborhoods and parks, and meeting the creative, innovative people who invest in making Baltimore such a charming city.

Call: 410-532-3038

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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.

Call: 410-532-3036

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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!

Call: 410-532-3035

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