Born and raised in the Netherlands, Selwyn Ramp has a wide range of personal and professional interests that keep him connected to the Netherlands and the US. “I have an affinity to work with different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds and enjoy enriching lives through their heritage,” Selwyn says.
Selwyn’s interest in the areas of environmental preservation and restoration led him to become a volunteer with Chesapeake Natives, where he focused his efforts on their greenhouse at Mt. Airy Mansion in Upper Marlboro. Soon Selwyn learned about the opportunity to serve as Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at Chesapeake Natives, and he realized this was an ideal opportunity to develop professional skills while continuing to serve. During the service year, Selwyn says he is “looking forward to making a difference to this organization by recruiting and managing volunteers.” While doing so, he hopes to develop a deeper understanding of the nonprofit world.