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Jase Swartz
McDaniel College
Hometown: Dillsburg, PA

Jase's Story

Although Jason goes to college in Westminster, he loves Baltimore. “I see and do exciting things and meet new people every time I go to the city,” says Jason.

Jason, an environmental studies major, believes the city has a lot of potential. His vision for Baltimore is a city that has more green and natural spaces, allowing people to not only connect with each other and nature, but preserve and protect the environment.

Jason has seen firsthand the health, educational, and social benefits to community residents who have access to green spaces. He works as an intern at the Bear Branch Nature Center in Carroll County; Jason assists in running programs for the community as well as taking care of the center’s reptiles and amphibians.