USM Student Regents

Appointed 2020



Nathaniel Sansom

*Term Expires 6/2021

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A Senior at Salisbury University, Nathaniel Sansom is a double major studying Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution and Political Science within SU’s Honors College. A native of Wicomico County, he served as a private sector member of Wicomico’s Local Management Board before traveling overseas, as Salisbury University’s 2019 Bosserman - UNESCO Fellow, to work within the Social & Human Sciences Sector at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Following his time in France, Nate moved to Poland and began learning Polish as a Boren Awards Scholar. Serving both at home and abroad as the City of Salisbury’s Sister City Liaison, Nate represented the Mayor’s Office in Tartu, Estonia and has facilitated the signing of the City’s Memorandum of Understanding with Salinas, Ecuador. Furthering his passion for public policy, Nate authored Salisbury’s paid family leave program for municipal employees and has contributed to a myriad of local policy initiatives. On the campus of Salisbury University, Nate is proud to serve as the President of Salisbury’s United Nations Association chapter and as an SU Presidential Citizen Scholar. Following his undergraduate studies, Nate intends to attend law school to pursue his J.D. At home, he enjoys tending to his small goat farm and spending time with family and friends.



Aaliyah Edwards

*Term Expires 6/2022

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Aaliyah Edwards is a junior and Dean's List student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a clinical concentration.

At UMES, Aaliyah has been hands on with various organizations and groups since her enrollment in 2018. These include My Sister’s Keeper, Caribbean International Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Haus of Legacy (Modeling production team) , F.L.I.P.S advisor (Financial Aid peer advisor), and a Hawk Ambassador for the Admissions office.

Beyond campus life, Aaliyah has been involved in numerous community and public service activities, to include handing out school supply kits to public schools in Jamaica and Grenada; helping with Princess Anne cleanup; making toiletry kits for the homeless in Princess Anne; and, feeding the homeless in Downtown Baltimore, to name a few. Being born in Trinidad and Tobago, Aaliyah feels a great sense of duty to visit frequently and give back to her community. She is an active member in the Dan Kelly Improvement Committee where she offers her tutoring and mentoring services for the youth of the community.

Aaliyah looks forward to furthering her education in the future by attending graduate school in hopes of becoming a physician’s assistant with a specialty in orthopedics.

Ms. Edwards lives in Parkville, MD with her mother and grandmother.



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