COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former Maryland gymnastics athlete and inaugural Big Ten Fellowship postgraduate Dani Kram has recently been hired for a full time position with iHeartRadio. After spending the past year as an intern for student-athlete life skills and career development with Maryland Athletics, Kram will be moving on to the sales division of the Internet radio platform.
The Big Ten Diversity Internship program annually provides funding for an entry-level administrative position at each member institution. The internship is intended to provide access, recruitment, and leadership development experience for women and ethnic minorities.
“I have been so beyond lucky to work with [Senior Associate AD Dr. Sue Sherburne] and with so many great people here the last year,” said Kram. “Sue has trusted me so much through this process and given me the confidence to take the next step. Being able to work with our InTERPship Academy and interact with businesses was an amazing learning experience and just so much fun.”
Kram was heavily involved with Maryland’s Brand U program, including the Terp Leadership Academy and InTERPship Academy. She remained active in student-athlete welfare, serving roles with the Student-Athlete Development Advisory Team, Athletics Council and Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Kram was the first-ever Big Ten Postgraduate Fellow for former student-athletes at Maryland after a four-year gymnastics career with the Terps. She graduated in the spring of 2015 with a degree in Communication and served as the SAAC President as a senior.
“Dani did an outstanding job with our department the past year, and was a pioneer for the Big Ten Fellow program here at Maryland,” said Sherburne. “She meant so much to us and will definitely be missed, but I’m excited for this new opportunity in front of her.”
Recently graduated women’s basketball student athlete Malina Howard (’16) will take on the role of Big Ten Fellow for the 2016-17 year.