Loyola University Maryland graduates Christine Osazuwa, MBA ’14, Marie McSweeney Anderson, ’11, and Zachary Peters, ’15, were honored by The Daily Record as three of Maryland’s “20 in their Twenties” for 2016.
The list recognizes up-and-comers who are in their 20s, and honorees are elected by a panel of previous award winners on the basis of professional accomplishment, civic involvement, and impact of achievement. The program “celebrates the best and brightest under 30 who may have not earned their first million but whose creativity and spirit are already contributing to a new energy in Maryland.”
Osazuwa is the web and social media coordinator for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a freelance marketing and front-end web development consultant. She previously worked as a project manager for Mission Tix & Mission Media, a national pop/rock coordinator for Task Force Marketing & New Media Group, and a promotions assistant for CBS Radio in Baltimore. Her blog, Charmed and Dangerous, covers Baltimore events and the local dating scene. She has an MBA in marketing from Loyola, a graduate certificate in predictive analytics from the University of Maryland University College, and a B.A. in music business and journalism from UMBC. More information about Osazuwa is available on her website, christineosazuwa.com.
Anderson is assistant director of Loyola’s York Road Initiative (YRI), where she leads collaborative efforts with neighbors and other civic partners to produce positive change in the York Road community east and north of the Evergreen campus. In her nearly four years at YRI, Anderson has played an integral role in expanding the initiative’s focus areas to include food security with the launch the Govanstowne Farmers’ Market and FreshCrate program. Through Volunteer Maryland she coordinated a volunteer program at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore City, and as a student at Loyola she served as a volunteer teacher at Jessup Correctional Institution with Drew Leder, Ph.D., professor of philosophy. She also worked for Campus Ministry, the Center for Community Service and Justice, and event services. She received a B.A. in global studies and writing from Loyola.
Peters oversees special projects in the office of the commissioner for the Maryland Insurance Administration. His work there includes recruiting insurance carriers to Maryland to expand the market for consumers. As a member of the economic development commission in his hometown of Mount Airy, Md., he advocated for zoning changes that helped allow a micro-distillery to open in Mount Airy’s downtown area. As a student at Loyola, Peters served as chief of staff to student body presidents and vice presidents, director of public relations, and senator in the student government association and he worked as an athletic communications assistant for two years. He has volunteered on two political campaigns in Maryland. He has a B.A. in political science and a minor in communication from Loyola.
More information about The Daily Record’s “20 in their Twenties” is available at thedailyrecord.com/20-in-their-twenties.