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.

Georgetown Magazine
Crossing the Border
Jan 2016

Georgetown Magazine: Crossing the Border

Look at any map and you will find borders. Some are formed by topography—a mountain range, the ancient path a river has gouged—but most are largely theoretical and political, drawn by human hand as a...
Hoyas for Others
Kennji Kizuka
Jan 2016

GU Alumni Provide Legal Aid to Immigrants Fleeing Violence and Poverty

#HoyasforOthers The need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants and other persons fleeing terrible circumstances is constantly growing in light of the many troublesome situations happening...
Hoya Highlight
Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
Hoya Highlight
John Graf
Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
Hoya Highlight
Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
Hoya Highlight
Donna McNamara
Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
Hoya Highlight
Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: Nora Gardner (C'07)

CEO and Creative Director, Nora Gardner NYC Describe your current profession. I am the founder of Nora Gardner NYC, a women’s professional workwear brand based in NYC. My primary roles are design,...
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.
Georgetown Magazine
Music Comes Alive at Dahlgren
Dec 2015

Georgetown Magazine: Music Comes Alive at Dahlgren

Backpacks and laptop bags line the side aisles as students settle themselves into this welcoming space, described by many as the heart of campus.
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...
Alumni at Work
Susie O'Hare (C'10)
Nov 2015

Careers and Camaraderie for Hong Kong Hoyas

Caroline Kwok and Susie O’Hare offer a glimpse at living and working in Hong Kong as young Georgetown alumnae. After enrolling in a course on International Relations at Georgetown, Susie O’Hare (C’10...