Our Student Leaders

Meet the 2021-2022 Student Leaders

Learn more about becoming a Baltimore First Student Leader. Contact volunteer@jhu.edu or the Baltimore First Executive Board at BaltimoreFirst@jh.edu with additional questions.

Executive Director | Carrine King ’22

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Carrine King is a rising senior and studying Materials Science and Engineering. She loves to draw, work out, and take care of plant babies. She has been volunteering with Baltimore First since her freshman year. She wants to continue to help the organization grow as it sparks a conversation about what it means to truly volunteer and make a difference within Baltimore.




Director of Education| Sai Chandan Reddy ’23

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Sai is a guy with many interests. He enjoys reading the classics in his spare time, and his favorite author of all time will always be Dostoevsky because of the profound ideas he posits in his works. Sai also spend a lot of his time playing video games and watching sports, with his favorite sport being football. However, he does not spend all his time indoors, and prior to quarantine, he used to play basketball and tennis with his buddies. In regards to his academic interests, Sai is pursuing a neuroscience major here at Hopkins because the mysteries of the human brain have always amazed him, and he would like to learn more about the most powerful object in our universe. Over the course of his first year at Hopkins, he has absolutely loved living in Baltimore. Everywhere he turns there is a pinch of history, a morsel of culture, and a surreal vibe you simply don’t get in other cities around America. While it is true there are various problems afflicting B’more, he believes the pieces are right there to solve them as well. He envisions Baltimore First being the force that sets into motion a Rube Goldberg Machine; we, as an organization, are here to initiate change and create self-sustaining communities such that there should not be a need for future volunteers. All in all, he is proud to be a Blue Jay and a citizen of Charm City.

Director of Community Partnerships | Hudson Liu ’22

Headshot for Hudson LiuHudson is a senior from San Diego, California studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In his free time, he likes to play sports, work with ceramics, cook, and skate. He has volunteered with Bulldogs Basketball at the Barclay School and the St. Francis Neighborhood Center in the past, and enjoys working with middle school students. He envisions Baltimore First students developing a meaningful personal connection to Baltimore City and understanding the roots of its social issues through Baltimore First. By joining the Executive Board, Hudson hopes students forge strong relationships with local organizations and discover an appreciation for their home.



Co-Director of Volunteer Management | Tirtho Banerjee ’22

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Tirtho is a senior studying Neuroscience and Applied Math. He enjoys playing video games and sports in his free time (but he’s awful at both, don’t get your hopes up). He initially only joined Baltimore First because the Director of Recruitment and Marketing at the time got up in his face and he didn’t know how to say ‘no’ politely, but he ended up never leaving. Over time, he came to love Baltimore for its unique culture and genuine people and through Baltimore First was given the opportunity to learn more about the city and service it. He hopes that volunteers learn more about Baltimore and the issues its facing, but also enjoy helping their community.


Co-Director of Volunteer Management | Anjali Patel ‘23

Anjali is a junior majoring in Public Health Studies. In her free time, she likes to garden, kayak, and travel. Anjali hopes to pursue a career in public health policy by working with health departments to promote health equity. She is excited to join the Executive Board as Co-Director of Volunteer Management, and hopes to facilitate positive volunteer experiences for Baltimore First volunteers and partners.



Director of Recruitment & Marketing | Samrawit Getachew ’22

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Sam is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology. She is pre-med, but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you ever saw her try to sit down and study. She is from Florida, a place she never considered so dearly as home until she went to Hopkins. She grew up in a huge family with lots of children, so she feels she has understood the meaning of community and responsibility since she was young. Art is a hobby of hers; she has been drawing since she was five years old, and though she is still not amazing at it, she’s improved quite a bit and it’s still her favorite thing to do. She also loves to read but can’t seem to finish any of the books she’s picked up lately!



Assistant Director of Recruitment & Marketing | Brian Colon ’22

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Brian is a senior majoring in Public Health Studies. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, practice martial arts, and lift weights! He joined Baltimore First after his first-year mentor recommended it to him and has found his home in this program, volunteering with Club 1111 and Bulldogs Basketball at the Barclay School since his sophomore year. He is excited to join the Executive Board as Co-Director of Recruitment and Marketing, and hopes to expand Baltimore First’s impact at Johns Hopkins!