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  • Undergraduate Alumni Ambassadors Contact

    Learn about the Maxwell School from the people who know it best! On this page, you will find a list of undergraduate Alumni Ambassadors who have all been in your shoes. They are all passionate champions of their program and the Maxwell School. Connect with them through email to ask about their Maxwell experience and how they are utilizing their degree to thrive in the work place!

    Information shown here for Alumni Ambassadors include name, graduation year, email, current or most recent employer, job title, and affinity group(s).

    Affinity groups are self-selected areas of interest or personal identity that may help you better connect with an Alumni Ambassador.


    Click to see ambassadors for a specific academic program:
    Anthropology - Citizenship & Civic EngagementEconomics - History - International Relations - Policy Studies- Political Science - Sociology

    Anthropology

    R Justin Tolomeo ’87 BA
    Global Head of Investigations, GE Healthcare
    Email Justin

    Citizenship & Civic Engagement

    Arva Hassonjee ’19 BA
    Deputy Director, Michigan, NextGen America
    Affinity groups: Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Arva

    Audra Linsner ’19 BA
    Freelance Graphic Designer, Self-Employed
    Affinity groups: LGBTQ+
    Email Audra

    Economics

    Omar Al Hinai ’17 BS
    Associate Investment Analyst, Central Bank of Oman

    Affinity Groups: International Students
    Email Omar 

    Lana Al-Khatib ’20 BA
    Graduate Student, Masters of Public Policy, American University, School of Public Affairs
    Affinity groups: International Students, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Lana

    Austin Church ’20 BS
    Law Student, Boston University School of Law
    Email Austin

    Shannon Jenkins ’05 BA (Econ) / ’06 MPA
    Operations Manager US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System, U.S. Air Force
    Email Shannon

    Sam Lippin ’15 BA
    Vice President of Market Insights, Ivy Exec
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Greek Life
    Email Sam

    Monica Meas ’18 BA
    Strategy Planner, GSK
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Student, Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students 
    Email Monica 

    William McClintock ’20 BS
    Associate Agent, Northwestern Mutual
    Email William

    Dimitrios Skambas ’15 BA
    Director, Bannockburn Global Forex
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Greek Life
    Email Dimitrios

    Mallory Vachon ’09 BA
    Economist, 2M Research
    Affinity groups: Athletics, Greek Life
    Email Mallory

    History

    Sydney France ’20 BA
    Law Student, Boston College Law School
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Sydney

    Kathleen McHugh ’20 BA
    Graduate Student, Oregon State University
    Affinity groups: Greek Life 
    Email Kathleen

    Philip Porter ’17 BA
    Foreign Military Sales Analyst, Naval Sea Systems Command
    Email Philip

    Katie Walpole ’12 BA
    Senior Management Analyst, Administrative Services, Clark County (NV)
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Katie

    Jichun Zhang ’19 BA
    Research Intern, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)
    Affinity groups: International Students
    Email Jichun

    International Relations

    Ladin Bacakoglu ’20 BA
    Graduate Student, Georgetown University
    Affinity groups: International Students
    Email Ladin

    Charles Cutshall ’07 BA (IR) / ’09 MPA
    Chief Privacy Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Email Charles

    Jennifer Erie ’94 BA
    Foreign Service Officer - Public Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Jennifer

    Kayla Goldstein ’18 BA
    Director of Operations, TradingView, Inc.
    Affinity groups: International Students, LGBTQ+
    Email Kayla

    Anil Gupta ’19 BA
    Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
    Affinity groups: Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Anil

    Arva Hassonjee ’19 BA
    Deputy Director, Michigan, NextGen America
    Affinity groups: Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Arva

    Jennifer Hubert ’17 BA
    Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist, Seven Hills Foundation
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Greek Life
    Email Jennifer

    John Jankovic ’20 BA
    Community Support Specialist, New York State Contact Tracing Initiative
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students
    Email John 

    Monica Meas ’18 BA
    Strategy Planner, GSK
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Student, Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students 
    Email Monica 

    Ari Sahinovic ’18 BA
    Institutional Relations Specialist, Syracuse University Study Abroad
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Greek Life
    Email Ari

    Kurt Steinberg ’93 BA
    President, Montserrat College of Art
    Email Kurt

    Jason Yaley ’05 BA
    Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Affairs, Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
    Email Jason

    Jichun Zhang ’19 BA
    Research Intern, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)
    Affinity groups: International Students
    Email Jichun

    Ruitong Zhou ’15 BA
    Research Officer (Resource Mobilization), World Health Organization
    Affinity groups: International Students
    Email Ruitong

    Policy Studies

    Peter Choi ’19 BA
    Trading and Human Operations Specialist, Floating Point Group
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Peter

    Brittany DeSantis ’15 BA
    Director of New Business, Toast, Inc.
    Email Brittany

    Elizabeth Hansen ’03 BA
    Deputy County Clerk, Broome County Clerk's Office
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Elizabeth 

    Natalie Landis ’20 BA
    Program Support Assistant, U.S. Small Business Administration 
    Affinity groups: LGBTQ+
    Email Natalie 

    John Mandyck ’89 BA (PSt) / ’92 MPA
    Chief Executive Officer, Urban Green Council (NYC)
    Email John 

    Stephanie Pasquale ’94 BA
    Director of Neighborhood Advancement, Allyn Family Foundation
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students
    Email Stephanie

    Katie Walpole ’12 BA
    Senior Management Analyst, Administrative Services, Clark County (NV)
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Katie

    Elizabeth Sedore ’18 BA
    Associate Dean of Students, Collegiate Hall Charter School
    Affinity groups: LGBTQ+
    Email Elizabeth

    Mallory Vachon ’09 BA
    Economist, 2M Research
    Affinity groups: Athletics, Greek Life
    Email Mallory

    Political Science

    Ladin Bacakoglu ’20 BA
    Graduate Student, Georgetown University
    Affinity groups: International Students
    Email Ladin

    Peter Choi ’19 BA
    Trading and Human Operations Specialist, Floating Point Group
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Peter

    Dr. Alan Gitelson ’68 BA (PSc) / ’70 MA (PSc) / ’73 PhD (PSc)
    Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago (Retired)
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, International Students
    Email Alan

    Boris Gresely ’15 BA
    Public Affairs Representative, Carpenters/Contractors Cooperation Committee
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Boris

    Elizabeth Hansen ’03 BA
    Deputy County Clerk, Broome County Clerk's Office
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Elizabeth 

    John Jankovic ’20 BA
    Community Support Specialist, New York State Contact Tracing Initiative
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students
    Email John 

    Shannon Jenkins ’05 BA
    Operations Manager US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System, U.S. Air Force
    Email Shannon

    Stephen Lisauskas ’94 BA
    Vice President of Government Affairs, WasteZero
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Stephen

    Daniel McMurray ’19 BA
    President, International Government Programs for Youth
    Affinity groups: Athletics, Greek Life
    Email Daniel

    Kathleen McHugh ’20 BA
    Graduate Student, Oregon State University
    Affinity groups: Greek Life 
    Email Kathleen

    Katie Walpole ’12 BA
    Senior Management Analyst, Administrative Services, Clark County (NV)
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Katie

    Laura Singer ’16 BA
    Law Student (3L), Georgetown University Law Center
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Laura

    Jason Yaley ’05 BA
    Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Affairs, Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
    Email Jason

    Jichun Zhang ’19 BA
    Research Intern, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)
    Affinity groups: International Students
    Email Jichun

    Ruitong Zhou ’15 BA
    Research Officer (Resource Mobilization), World Health Organization
    Affinity groups: International Students
    Email Ruitong

    Sociology

    Sydney France ’20 BA
    Law Student, Boston College Law School
    Affinity groups: Greek Life
    Email Sydney

    Dr. Carlton Hornung ’71 BA (Soc) / ’72 PhD (Soc)
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
    Email Carlton

    Tiffany Kwong ’17 BA
    Associate Director of Operations, Great Oaks Foundation
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students
    Email Tiffany

    Neil Ichiro Laruan ’20 BA
    DC Reads and DC STEM Justice Graduate Intern, Georgetown University, Center for Social Justice
    Affinity groups: First Generation College Students, LGBTQ+, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Neil Ichiro

    Katie Tsai ’20 BA
    Digital Associate, CNBC (January 2021)
    Affinity groups: Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students
    Email Katie