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.

Alumni Spotlight
Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas
Jul 2014

Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas (F’69)

Senior Manager of Production and Teaching Artist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Having studied at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, Deirdre Lavrakas had no prior acting...
Hoyas for Others
Jul 2014

Bridget Johnson (B’97) Associate Executive Director, Prep for Prep

As a track star in high school, Bridget Johnson had always dreamed of running for a top-tier school, never considering the cost of tuition until it was time to apply. Fortunately, her athletic and...
Alumni Spotlight
Michael Litton
Jun 2014

Michael Litton (B’72)

Founder and CEO, Bridge Brands Chocolate Michael Litton found his niche in the multibillion-dollar chocolate industry selling bite-sized gourmet chocolates packaged in personalized tins. Like many of...
Alumni at Work
Hoyas in hospitality featured alumni
May 2014

Hoyas in Hospitality

Meet four Hoyas succeeding in the booming hospitality trade, most of whom didn't intend to go into the service industry initially. Find out how they ended up there and why they love their jobs. Susan...
Career Spotlight
Claude Ruibal
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Claude Ruibal (L'82)

Global Head of Sports, Google/YouTube Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I run Sports at Google/YouTube. My team is responsible for all Sports content on YouTube and we work...
Career Spotlight
Katherine Liu
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Katherine K. Liu (B'98)

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Viacom International Media Networks Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I’m senior vice president of strategy and...
Career Spotlight
hilary-linder
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Hilary Linder (MSFS'11)

President, Kudzu Films Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I am the founder and president of Kudzu Films, a production company dedicated to spreading social justice through...
Career Spotlight
Dean Brenner
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Dean M. Brenner (C'91)

President, The Latimer Group Describe your current position and what led you to your job: Twelve years ago I founded an executive coaching and corporate training firm, focused on clear and powerful...
Career Spotlight
Doug Bouton
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Doug Bouton (C'07)

President and COO, Halo Top Creamery Describe your current position and what led you to your job: My current position is president and COO of Halo Top Creamery. I work, along with my business partner...
Career Spotlight
Jessica Barrett
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Jessica Barrett (B'07)

Business Development and Sales, pymetrics Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I recently started a new position in business development and sales at pymetrics, a New York-...
Alumni Spotlight
Zack Schwab (C’11) and Calvin Andrews (B’11): Co-founders, Givons
May 2014

Zack Schwab (C’11) and Calvin Andrews (B’11): Co-founders, Givons

When Zack Schwab and Calvin Andrews graduated from Georgetown, they realized they were headed for real-world office jobs and would need to dress like the semi-presentable, newly-minted adults they...
Alumni Spotlight
May 2014

Proud Georgetown Firsts: School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduates

With commencement fast approaching for the Class of 2014, it is important to remember some of the Georgetown pioneers who paved the way for the diverse, ever-evolving student body today. In...