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Student Life Staff

Welcome to Student Life! Click below to "meet" our professional and student staff!

David Hoffman, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Student Life for Civic Agency
Office: The Commons 336

David helps students develop the confidence, skill, and courage to make meaningful contributions to their communities and democracy. He guides Student Life’s leadership and engagement team and UMBC’s BreakingGround initiative, and represents UMBC in national partnerships and research projects focused on civic engagement. David got involved in student leadership as a UCLA undergraduate, serving as Student Body President and as the student member of the University of California Board of Regents. Prior to joining the UMBC community in 2003, David practiced law in California and worked as a community organizer and nonprofit manager in California, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He is an alum of UCLA (BA), the Harvard Kennedy School (MPP), the Harvard Law School (JD) and UMBC (Ph.D.). Stop by his office on The Commons' 3rd floor to talk about baseball, politics, the pros and cons of going to law school, and how to change the world.