Fire Protection Engineering Undergraduate Student Profiles

Get to know current and past students in our undergraduate program in a more personal way! We'll tell you about some of their most interesting experiences, including internships and study abroad.

Available Profiles

Cara Hamel

Catherine "Cara" Hamel

When Cara realized she couldn’t participate in a formal study abroad program, she didn’t let that stop her from going to England and France, where she studied fire behavior at Imperial College London and the Centre d'Etudes et des Recherches de l'Industrie de Beton. Meet Cara »


Cara Hamel

Christine Pongratz

From discovering FPE at a summer camp to earning a master’s degree and landing a new job in London, Christine Pongratz has taken advantage of everything UMD has to offer. Meet Christine »


Jon Sajdak

Jonathan Sajdak

Jon studied abroad at the University of Queensland, Australia, where he took classes and worked in the research group of Professor José L. Toreo, a noted expert in fire safety and technology. Meet Jon »


Breanne Thompson

Breanne Thompson

Breanne decided not to wait to experience life as a fire protection engineer–she found an internship in FPE after only one semester at the University of Maryland! Meet Breanne »