Our Team

Sophia D’Alonzo

Chair

Sophia serves as Chapter Chair and State Board chair for MaryPIRG Students. She is a Senior at the University of Maryland double majoring in Environmental Science & Policy and Political Communication. Outside of MaryPIRG, Sophia helped to found UMD Mutual Aid and works with PG Change Makers, a nonprofit focused on racial justice issues in Prince George’s County, MD. She began volunteering with MaryPIRG in her freshman year of college and has loved working with fellow passionate students to make real change in the community. When she isn’t busy with organizing and schoolwork, Sophia enjoys going to concerts, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with friends and her cat, Angus.

Vagmi Luhar

Vice Chair

Vagmi is the Vice Chair for the State Board for MaryPIRG Student. She is a junior majoring in public health science with a minor in general business. She first joined MaryPIRG as an intern for the public health campaign. Her work helped contribute to the passing of the George Walter Taylor Act in the Maryland General Assembly which will help ban the use of toxic PFAS chemicals in the manufacturing of many products. In her free time, Vagmi enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, dancing, and playing tennis.