Councilmember Roland Stephen has loved living in University Park since 2010. He moved here when his wife, Holly Brewer, joined the History faculty at the University of Maryland. Their two sons, Everett and Oliver, went to University Park Elementary School, and his daughter Isabella is a Junior at University of Maryland in College Park.
Before moving here, Roland lived in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he and his wife were on the faculty of North Carolina State University. Roland now works at SRI International and leads projects on innovation and technology-based economic development. His graduate degree is from U.C.L.A., and undergraduate degree is from Cambridge, in the U.K.
Roland is a keen bicyclist and walker. He is passionate about keeping the town accessible and safe, whether someone is on foot, on a bike, in a car, or using transit.