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The Hoya Professional 30 (2015)

Hoya Professional 30

The Hoya Professional 30 are students on the rise — a diverse group of promising individuals who go beyond their job descriptions to demonstrate leadership, potential, and excellence in their fields. Click on each picture to learn more!


Aditya Sahajwalla
Program:
Real Estate
Current Position: Associate, Other Investment Portfolio, Fannie Mae
Hometown: North Potomac, MD

Arianna Koudounas
Program:
Urban & Regional Planning
Current Position: Program Manager, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Hometown: Newburgh, NY
Linkedin: Arianna Koudounas
Colby Romero
Program: 
Sports Industry Management 
Current Position: Fall Business Honors Program, Office of Acquisitions, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Hometown: Marshfield, MA
LinkedIn: Colby Romero
Jamie Cooper
Program: 
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Current Position: Advancement Officer, Foundation for the National Institute of Health (FNIH)
Hometown: Clendenin, WV
Krystal Johnson
Program: Technology Management
Current Position: Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
LinkedIn: Krystal Johnson
Eric Church
Program:
Hospitality Management
Current Position: Director of Events & Protocol, The George Washington University
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Shawna Blair
Program:
Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Current Position: Assistant Director, U.S. Senate Periodical Press Gallery
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
LinkedIn: Shawna Blair
Darrell Ray
Program: 
Emergency & Disaster Management 
Current Position: Staff Sergeant, Emergency Management Plans & Operations, U.S. Air Force
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Lucy Grierson
Program: Human Resources Management
Current Position: Associate Experienced Hire Recruiting Specialist, Deloitte
Hometown: Houston, TX
Albert Gembara
Program: Emergency & Disaster Management 
Current Position: Technology Integration Officer - Disaster Operations Specialist, U.S. Agency for International Development - Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Kim Thomson
Program:
Public Relations & Corporate Communications 
Current Position: Talent Acquisition Marketing Manager for Human Resources, Aimco Apartment Homes
Hometown: Alameda, CA
LinkedIn: Kim Thomson
Mark Woodson
Program:
Master of Arts in LIberal Studies
Current Position: Founder/President, Inspire Education & Sports, LLC
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Sandra (Liz) Barnes
Program:
Human Resources Management 
Current Position: Program Analyst, Department of Defense
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Gary White
Program:
Hospitality Management
Current Position: Major & Senior Acquisition Program Manager, U.S. Air Force Reserve
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
LinkedIn: Gary White
Mya Sjogren
Program:
Urban & Regional Planning 
Current Position: Management & Program Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Hometown: Rawlins, WY
LinkedIn: Mya Sjogren
Daniel Nathan-Heiss
Program:
Sports Industry Management
Current Position: Associate Director of Development for Athletics, University of California, Riverside
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
LinkedIn: Daniel Heiss
Lisa Philip
Program:
Journalism
Current Position: Howard Country/Laurel Education Reporter, The Baltimore Sun Media Group
Hometown: Chicago, IL
LinkedIn: Lisa Philip
Jacob Hill
Program:
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Current Position: Lead Analyst, PAE
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
LinkedIn: Jacob Hill
Sankaya Hall
Program:
Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Current Position: Associate Director, Chapter Development, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Zackaria (Zack) Bazzi
Program:
Emergency & Disaster Management 
Current Position: Co-Founder, TentEd
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Jennifer Rompre
Program:
Human Resources Management
Current Position:Human Capital Consultant, Deloitte
Hometown: Farmington, CT
LinkedIn: Jennifer Rompre
Tyson Claure
Program:
Sports Industry Management 
Current Position: Parent of Two, Entrepreneur, and Graduate Student
Hometown: Washington, DC
LinkedIn: Tyson Claure
Kristin Dohn
Program:
Technology Management
Current Position: New Media Specialist, Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hometown: Blauvelt, NY
LinkedIn: Kristin Dohn
Jasper Saunders
Program:
Technology Management
Current Position: Senior Enterprise Product Technology Management, Georgetown University
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
LinkedIn: Jasper Saunders
Theana Kastens
Program:
Doctor of Liberal Studies
Current Position: Professor, Northern Virginia Community College
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
LinkedIn: Theana Kastens
Jeffrey Harris
Program:
Real Estate 
Current Position: Director, Valbridge Property Advisors
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
LinkedIn: Jeffrey Harris, MAI
Elizabeth Basnett
Program:
Emergency & Disaster Management
Current Position: Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Callaway County Emergency Management Agency
Hometown: Columbia, MO
Wes Lewis
Program:
Technology Management 
Current Position: User Experience Lead & Associate Management Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD
LinkedIn: Wes Lewis
Matthew Reyes
Program:
Systems Engineering Management
Current Position: Intern, National Science Foundation
Hometown: Austin, TX
LinkedIn: Matthew Reyes
  Gregory Lemon
Program:
Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Current Position: Communications Director, Office of U.S. Representative Joe Heck
Hometown: Wilmington, DE LinkedIn: Greg Lemon