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

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