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
Donna McNamara
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Donna McNamara (MBA'07)

Senior Director, Luxury Brand Management, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company LLC Describe your current profession. I lead the global brand strategy and initiatives affecting the guest experience for The...
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...
Alumni at Work
Sasha Orloff (MBA’06)
Dec 2015

Changing Finance Through Innovation - Sasha Orloff (MBA’06)

Sasha Orloff’s (MBA’06) company has been named one of 2015’s most innovative in personal finance.
Hoyas for Others
Nov 2015

Hoyas Making a Difference in Veterans’ Lives

#HoyasForOthers Georgetown’s proud mission to serve as women and men for others is exemplified through many in the Hoya community, and perhaps doubly so by our Hoya veterans. One particular group of...
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
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...
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 at Work
GUSA Alumni: Where are they now?
Jan 2015

Where Are They Now? - GUSA Alumni Edition

The mission of the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) is to serve as the "official voice of students to the university administration and the greater community." Hundreds of students...
Career Spotlight
Hailey Woldt
Dec 2014

Career Spotlight: Hailey Woldt (F'08)

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, BeConnections Describe your current position and what led you to take your job. At a startup, most people do everything at one time until you are able to hire...
Career Spotlight
Emily Stone
Dec 2014

Career Spotlight: Emily Stone (C'07)

Co-founder and CEO, Maya Mountain Cacao Describe your current position and what led you to take your job. I started Maya Mountain Cacao in 2010 in collaboration with chocolate makers and indigenous...
Career Spotlight
Lori Levin
Dec 2014

Career Spotlight: Lori Mihalich-Levin (L'05)

Founder, Mindful Return Describe your current position and what led you to take your job. By day, I am the director of hospital and graduate medical education payment policies at the Association of...