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.

Hoya Highlight
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...
Hoya Highlight
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...
Hoya Highlight
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...
Hoya Highlight
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...
Alumni at Work
Nov 2014

Passing the Torch: Alumni in Athletics

Meet three young alumni who are making waves in the field of athletics since graduating. Each has taken their love of sports, combined with the knowledge and values they gained at Georgetown and...
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...
Hoya Highlight
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-...
Alumni Spotlight
Josefina Urzaiz de Burke
May 2014

Josefina Urzaiz de Burke (MSFS’07)

Co-founder and Owner, Hammock Boutique As an investment banker in New York, Urzaiz de Burke felt disconnected with her upbringing in Yucatán, Mexico. She missed volunteer work and wanted a more...
Medical Spotlight
Daniel Alyeshmerni, M.D. (M’09)
Apr 2014

Medical Spotlight: Daniel Alyeshmerni (M'09)

Cardiology Fellow, University of Michigan Health System “Georgetown attracts a unique student body, and I made many lifelong friends in my medical school class. The clinical standard to which...
Hoyas for Others
Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS'09)
Apr 2014

Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS’09)

Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS’09) Co-Founder, Fisherman Global Ministries Mellissa Coly has a passion for helping underserved communities around the world through missionary work. For her, this...
Alumni Spotlight
Neda Funk
Aug 2013

Neda Funk (C’01)

CEO and Co-founder, FITiST Funk saw a need for a one-stop resource dedicated to the increasingly popular boutique fitness industry. In 2011, she co-founded FITiST —an online platform that has...
Hoya Highlight
Carly Chamberlain
Jul 2013

Hoya Highlight: Carly Chamberlain (C'09)

Co-founder, CaterCow.com Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I am the cofounder of CaterCow.com, an online marketplace where you can find awesome catering you never knew...