Alumni Stories

Georgetown alumni are passionate and driven leaders, prompting worldwide change in industries such as business, public policy, healthcare and the arts. Read about Hoyas making their mark as men and women for others.

Career Spotlight
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Gaurav Malik (MBA'12)

Co-Founder & CEO, nClass Describe your company, nClass, and the problem it’s trying to solve in classrooms around the world: In classrooms around the world, students come to learn and instructors...
Career Spotlight
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Ricky Ashenfelter (MSB'09)

Co-Founder & CEO, Spoiler Alert Describe your current profession. I am the co-founder and CEO of an early-stage startup called Spoiler Alert that was launched while I was in grad school at MIT...
Career Spotlight
John Graf
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: John Graf (B'86)

President & CEO, Priory Hospitality Group Describe your current profession. I own and operate a multi-line hospitality business, which includes an independent boutique hotel (the 42 room Priory...
Alumni Spotlight
Nov 2015

Claire Naylor and Claire Charamnac - Co-founders, Women LEAD

Claire Charamnac (F’11), from Singapore, and Claire Naylor (F’11), from Nepal, met their first year at Georgetown. The two immediately bonded over the long distance away from their families, and,...
Career Spotlight
Rande Coleman
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Rande Coleman (SLL'75)

Executive Vice President, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Describe your current profession and what motivates you most to stay in your role. My current job in real estate involves helping individuals...
Career Spotlight
Sabahat Chaudry
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Sabahat Chaudhary (L'06)

Co-founder/owner, Magpie Cookshop Describe your current profession. I co-founded and own a small business, Magpie Cookshop, which designs and makes sustainable kitchen textiles. All of our products...
Career Spotlight
Ario Keshani
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Ario Keshani (SFS'05)

CEO, Split Technology, Inc. Describe your current profession. I am the CEO at Split ( split.us ), a shared ride startup based in DC. Split is a convenient, sustainable and affordable way to get...
Career Spotlight
Ashley Dodgen McCormick
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Ashley Dodgen McCormick (C'05)

Founder and Designer, ASHA by ADM Describe your current profession. I am the CEO & creative director of the jewelry company, ASHA, which I founded while a student at Georgetown. Tell us about...
Career Spotlight
Lee Kelly
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Lee Kelly (Alycia Appicello) (C'02)

Author, Simon & Schuster Describe your current profession. I’m an entertainment lawyer by trade, but I’ve taken a brief hiatus from practicing to focus solely on writing my books under contract...
Career Spotlight
Nicole Orphanos
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Nicole Orphanos (SLL'95)

Vice President, Douglas Elliman Describe your current profession and what motivates you most to stay in your role. My current profession involves interacting with clients from all over the world...
Alumni Spotlight
Kathleen "Katie" Kingsbury (F'01) is Ideas Editor for Boston Globe Media
May 2015

Katie Kingsbury Wins Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

When Katie Kingsbury joined the Boston Globe editorial board in 2013, she noticed that the issue of income inequality would come up frequently in discussions. The board wanted to weigh in on this...
Alumni Spotlight
Michael C. Patterson
Jan 2015

Michael C. Patterson (C’05)

Franchise President, HR Director and Sign Spinner, AArrow Sign Spinners In 2002, Michael Patterson helped his Georgetown roommate, Max Durovic (B’05, MBA’10), put a new spin on advertising. With help...