Meet Cheryl Molinatto. Cheryl has been a resident of College Park since 2006. She worked for 5 years with students at the University of Maryland through campus ministry before transitioning to the field of public health nutrition. Currently she is a stay-at-home mom who spends her days with her delightful toddler. Living and working in College Park has been a wonderful experience for Cheryl, and she hopes for College Park to be an even more attractive, community-oriented city for families, businesses, students, and non-profit organizations.
Tell us about your day job. I am a stay-at-home mom of a toddler. I love the adventures we take in and around College Park. From walking to the playground, going to story time or catching a free sporting event at the University of Maryland, there’s never a dull moment!
What is your favorite College Park location? The College Park Trolley Trail! I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked, jogged or biked on this trail. I love that I can use the trolley trail to connect to the Anacostia Tributary Trail System where I can bike on a dedicated hiker/biker trail for miles. And the trolley trail has been a wonderful way for our family to walk to local restaurants.
What advice do you have for people who want to get more involved in the community? Go to College Park Day. This yearly event is a great place to connect with non-profit and service organizations throughout the city. There are so many opportunities in and around College Park for volunteers whether you’re interested in a one-time opportunity or regular commitment.