Team Highlight: Carmen Winter ‘19

Team Highlight: Carmen Winter ‘19

For the rest of the year, we will be introducing you to our team at Students for Sensible Drug Policy! First up, we have Carmen Winter, Development Associate!

Carmen Winter ’19, (she/they)

Development Associate

Previous and/or Current Chapter Involvement

Maryland Institute College of Art

Short Bio

Carmen Winter is a native Marylander and Washington, D.C. area based designer, researcher, and organizer. She played Division 1 Tennis at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she obtained a B.A. in History. Carmen joined Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2019 while pursuing her Masters in User Experience Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In addition, she is Intersectionality Committee staff liaison at SSDP. When she’s not advocating for drug policy reform, Carmen enjoys making art, playing golf, reading, and gaming.

What campaigns and/or programs are you involved in at SSDP?

Intersectionality Committee, Equity Team, development, graphic design, photo/video

How did you find SSDP? 

Online 

What is your favorite thing about being a part of SSDP?

Community

If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be? Why?

Harriet Tubman. She’s one of the most badass people in history! A black woman born into slavery who rescued roughly 800 enslaved people through the Underground Railroad and led the Raid on Combahee River. Abolitionist, human rights activist, Civil War scout, spy, nurse, suffragist, legend.

Favorite Food

Jerk Chicken, plantains, rice, cabbage

Favorite Quote 

“create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, be the gold you wanna hold” – Solange Knowles, 2017


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