Alumni Notes: Class Years 1995-99


Below are archived updates for alumni graduating between 1995 and 1999; organized by year, then alphabetically. Visit the main Alumni Notes page for current updates

Lee Banville '95 is entering his second year as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Montana in Missoula. He continues to work as a digital strategic adviser for the PBS NewsHour and is currently pursuing a Masters in Political Science from Montana. (9/10)

Jeffrey Bauer '95 spent five years as a trial attorney with Baker Botts, LLP and is now a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigrant Litigation. (12/10)

Dana Bomkamp '95 was promoted to Senior Vice President at Virginia Commerce Bank in March 2010, where she works as the SVP/Credit Underwriting Manager. (9/10)

Andrew Kaplan '95 is a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. (2009)

Ho-Sung Lee '95 has been in the Private Sector Development branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization since 2002. He hopes to add value to his UN career by pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of his work. Lee is happily married to Ms. Yeun Park, whom he met in Vienna. (2009)

Mike O'Connell '95, after spending 7 years managing data production, now works for the Colorado AFL-CIO, a market research firm. (2009)

Todd Anderson '96 is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Canadian privacy laws. After two years as treasurer of the nonprofit Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth, he was elected president of the organization in July 2007. (2009)

Hana Brilliant '96 - I am currently an associate with Katten Muchin Rosenman (DC) in the commerical litigation and white collar groups. My husband Patrick and I welcomed our first child, Logan Gabriel McDade, in January of this year. (09/10)

Joanna Cook '96 celebrated 10 years in federal consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, VA, in May 2010. She primarily focuses on change management and business process re-engineering. In November 2010, she will complete an Advanced Change Management certificate through Georgetown University's Business School. (9/10)

Joanna Cook '96 is an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, where she provides organizational change consulting to federal clients. (2009)

Melissa Bomberger Deininger '96 - Starting my second year as Asst. Prof. of French at Iowa State University, after receiving my Ph.D. from the Univ. of Pittsburgh. (9/10)

Ryan Fisher '96 recently accepted a position as Assistant General Counsel with MeadWestvaco Corporation in Richmond and is pleased to announce the birth of his son, Mason. (2009)

Clarence D. Long IV '96 is a lawyer for Austin Fund LLC, a private investment fund in D.C. He also tutors law students once a year for the VA State Bar examination and handles pro bono work for Women Empowered Against Violence, as well as recovering substance abusers who need legal assistance. (2009)

Rebecca Finifter Wrotny '96 is in her second year at Catholic University for a Master’s in Social Work. She will be doing her field placement in a Catholic school this year working with children as a school social worker. She recently moved to Crofton, MD, with her husband and daughter after purchasing their first home. (9/10)

Rebecca Finifter Wrotny '96 is pursuing a Master's in Social Work at Catholic University. She has a daughter, Amber Jolie, who was born in February 2007. (2009)

Paul Chandler '97 serves as the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Dialogue Forum. (2009)

Kara Stewart Companion '97 is the recreation center director for the Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department. She has a 3-year-old son. (2009)

Jess Taylor Earle '97 is a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service in D.C. She and her husband had their first child, a son, in February 2008. (2009)

Andrew Foos '97 teaches world history and government at James Madison High School in Vienna, VA. He has two children, Patrick and Lillian. (2009)

Amy Gearing '97 received her MBA in Information Systems in 2005, and is working as a financial analyst for Johns Hopkins Healthcare. (2009)

LaTonya Harding Hunter '97 is enrolled in the dual Master's degree program at the University of Maryland, pursuing a Master of Science in human resource management and business administration. She also works at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP, managing human resource functions for the D.C. and Northern Virginia offices. (2009)

Matthew Kopans '97 lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he is the managing director for a nonprofit, The Universal Preservation Hall. The Hall is a 19th century church, now being converted into a performing arts and events center. (2009)

Jeff McDermott '97 is a senior attorney in the Office of Forensic Audits and Special Investigations of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, providing legal counsel for its fiscal law issues, anti-fraud initiatives, and undercover work. (2009)

Greg Rotz '97 is a partner with the Manhattan managing consulting firm, Trinsum. (2009)

Matthew Sheiffer '97 - Matt (1997) and Tami Sheiffer welcomed the birth of their son, Daniel Henry, on 30 JUN 12. Matt, Tami, Cora, Sylvia, and Daniel will be returning to Virginia in DEC 12 for a tour at the Pentagon. (07/12)

Matthew Sheiffer '97 welcomed the birth of his second daughter this year with wife Tami. He moved back to New York where he is assigned to the HQ of 10th Mountain Division, which is scheduled for service in southern Afghanistan starting in the fall of 2010. (9/10)

Matthew Sheiffer '97 continues to serve in the U.S. Army. In May 2006 he received an MA in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, and then began a three-year tour at the U.S. Military Academy. He is an instructor of international relations in the Department of Social Sciences. (2009)

Loren Blinde Wentsel '97 is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. (2009)

Mary Beth Schweigert Budnyk '98 lives in Lancaster, PA, where she is a newspaper reporter. She and her husband Keith have two children. (2009)

Brian Chores '98 was married in April 2006 to Meredith Pieper at the Wren Chapel. He is a Project Engineer at Clark Construction, working in Northern VA and the D.C. area. (2009)

Emily Johnson Fishbein '98 moved to Dubai, UAE, to work for Linklaters (a U.K.-based international law firm) as a capital markets lawyer, focusing on emerging markets' equity and debt. (2009)

Jennifer Glace '98 received her Master's of Social Work in August 2006 and is completing her Clinical License at a therapeutic foster care Agency in VA. (2009)

Emily Adams Korff '98 took time off from her career in international health to raise two daughters. While at home, she began working as a professional photographer and established her own studio. (2009)

Matthew Mehler '98 is a Project Manger for CACI International, Inc., located in D.C. He authored "Toward Greater Oil Security: Is the IEA a Model for Global Cooperation?" published by the International Affairs Review in 2006. (2009)

Mara Sturbridge Pressman '98 is a substitute teacher in Fairfax County while she awaits the adoption of her first child. (2009)

Lori Sandler '98 finished her service with the Peace Corps in Paraguay in 2008. (2009)

Courtney Smith Snyder '98 lives in Dallas, TX, where she manages the Business Risk Infrastructure team at Capital One Auto Finance. (2009)

James Trellis '98 is with Clark & Markham, a law firm located in San Diego. She focuses on consumer and employee class actions. (2009)

Ellen Moncure Wong '98 and her husband, Joe Wong ‘99, live in Brooklyn, NY. Ellen serves as a Senior Gift Planning officer for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. Joe is a Senior System's Analyst with New York University. They have one son and are expecting a second child. (2009)

Karin Talbert Addison '99 has lobbied at the VA General Assembly for the past 8 years. She is Vice President at Advantus Strategies, LLC, a lobbying firm in Richmond. (2009)

Reagan Cline '99 is an attorney with the U.S. Secret Service. (2009)

Katrina Cooper '99 received her MA from George Washington University, studied abroad in Brazil and Venezuela, served as a program instructor in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and worked in government relations and communications at various nonprofits. She is a Legislative Analyst for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is preparing to enter a doctoral program in public policy. (2009)

Allison Foley '99 is an attorney, active both in MA and RI. (2009)

Jack Jebo '99 is an attorney in Richmond, specializing in civil defense litigations with an emphasis on defending commercial trucking cases. He and his wife, Tracy McCormick Jebo ‘99, have two daughters. (2009)

Sara Smith John '99 has been a practicing attorney for 5 years. She is with a small firm in Virginia Beach and represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. (2009)

Matt Larsen '99 is a mediator with Justice & Sustainability Associates, LLC, in D.C., concentrating on land use and community development. (2009)

Gay Hee Lee '99 received a master's degree in public health, focusing on health policy, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Public Health. Lee has been employed at the U.S. Government Accountability Office in the Health Care Team for the past 5 years. (2009)

Moira (Campion) McConaghy '99 worked for ten years on Capitol Hill but is now married and working as the Manager of Government Relations at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. (9/10)

Lori L. Pound '99 is an Assistant Attorney General for the state of VA. (2009)

Grained Ostrowski Sibley '99 was deployed twice to Afghanistan (2004 and 2006) for the Department of Defense. Sibley is currently working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. (2009)

Marcella Joy Silverio '99 is a Geo-spatial Analyst with Science Applications International Corporation, working in Nag's international co-production office. She is also pursuing an MS in management information systems at George Washington University. (2009)

Carrie Smith '99 has accepted an assistant professor position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Mississippi. (9/10)

Whitney Untiedt '99 graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 2005, and was recently awarded an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellowship to provide legal services to underrepresented communities in Florida. She is also an adjunct instructor at UF Law; each spring semester she teaches a mock trial competition team and coaches them through an intercollegiate trial tournament. (2009)

Katherine Easterling Webb '99 lives in Columbia, SC, where she serves on the Board of the Junior League of Columbia. After working several years at MicroStrategy and Bearing Point, she earned an MBA with a focus on economic development. She is at home raising her two daughters. (2009)

Jonathan Young '99 is the Director of Conflict of Interests for the Office of the Governor of VA, having served three successive gubernatorial administrations. (2009)