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.

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Ashley Dodgen McCormick
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Lee Kelly
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Nicole Orphanos
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Rande Coleman
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Sabahat Chaudry
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Hailey Woldt
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Emily Stone
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Lori Levin
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Kevin McMahon
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: Kevin McMahon (C'94)

Founder, Art Heroes Describe your current position and what led you to your job. I am a full-time instructor of design and the founder of Art Heroes, a nonprofit initiative that connects a growing...
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Peter Gasca
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: Peter Gasca (MBA'03)

Founder and CEO, Wild Creations/Yumbev Describe your current position and what led you to your job. I am the CEO of Wild Creations, a company I founded almost eight years ago, and an associate...
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Julia Farr Connolly, Ann Tierney Prochnow
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: Julia Farr Connolly (C'88) and Ann Tierney Prochnow (C'88)

President and Creative Director, Julia Farr Collection, LLC Julia Farr Connolly and Ann Tierney Prochnow met their freshman year at Georgetown, when they were living on 2nd New South. They didn't...
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Jessica Barrett
May 2014

Hoya Highlight: 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-...