Alumni Notes: Class Years 2000-04


Below are archived updates for alumni graduating between 2000 and 2004; organized by date, then alphabetically. Visit the main Alumni Notes page for current updates.

Susan Crane '00 works at Princeton University. She and her husband, Donovan Must '00 live in Pitman, NJ, and welcomed their daughter Anne in December 2006. Donovan is a first-year resident in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. (2009)

Katie Heim '00 is a litigation associate at Cravath, Swayne & Moore LLP in NY. (2009)

Marcus Hicks '00 - I'm currently the Director of the Office of ZCommunity Programs, New Jersey Department of Corrections. I manage a budget and programs in excess of $64 million for offenders who are reintegrating back into society. I'm married to my wife, Darlene Ramos Hicks, Esq., and we live in Metuchen, NJ. (02/12)

Amy Mapier '00 is with the City First Enterprises as it launched the District's Workforce Housing Land Trust, an innovative program to create permanently affordable housing for working families. (2009)

Ariana Johnson McBride '00 has been an Economic Development Planner for the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council since 2004. She resides in Quincy, MA. (2009)

Jeff Palmore '00 started a new job this month with Governor Bob McDonnell as Deputy Counselor to the Governor. (9/10)

Marsh Pattie '00 is pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education at the University of Virginia, and is also Director of Student Affairs at UVA Darden School of Business. He was married in 2007. (2009)

David Plummer '00 works for the National Governors Association. (2009)

Patricia Ripley '00 earned her master's degree at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in 2004, and is now a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in D.C. (2009)

Amended Sidhu '00 is an associate in the trial practice of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, in D.C. (2009)

Moira Tarp '00 is a life coach, working with first-generation college students. Tarp received a Master's in Higher Education Policy from the University of Maryland and resides in Portland, OR. (2009)

Liz Gerloff Wagenseller '00 - I work as a political consultant, providing strategic advice for campaigns, including survey research. After spending eight years working for two DC firms (Peter D. Hart Research and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research), I am thrilled to be out on my own, working with campaigns across the country. (09/10)

Glen Westerback '00 moved to one of NY's leading media and entertainment law firms, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Sells PC, where she focuses on e-commerce, technology, advertising, entertainment, and other innovative businesses. (2009)

Elizabeth Jones Wolf '00 does corporate communications and media relations work for Target in their Minneapolis headquarters. (2009)

Thomas Yell '00 began seminary studies at Catholic University under the auspices of the Diocese of Arlington. (2009)

Kelli Alces '01 is an Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Law. (2009)

Nicola East Castel '01 is an attorney; she recently gave birth to a boy. (2009)

Steven ("Carter") Christopher '01 -  Obtained a MS in Geography from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 and recently started the Earth Systems and Geoinformation Science PhD program at George Mason University. Research areas are behavioral geography and human migration. (10/11)

Steven Christopher '01 lives in New Orleans and works as an area director for 3001, Inc., a geospatial solutions company. He recently completed requirement for his MS in geography at the University of Southern Mississippi. (2009)

Sarah Combs Clore '01 is an analyst and project manager at the U.S.D.A Forest Service. Her husband Ray Clore '00 is at Assurant Employee Benefits as a Senior Sales Representative. (2009)

Kevin Croke '01 is working on a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS. (2009)

Meghan Douris '01 is an attorney with a mid-sized litigation firm in NYC. (2009)

Lauren (Morgan) Ellerman '01 was named partner at Frith Law Firm in Roanoke, VA, which focuses on employment non-compete work and medical malpractice. (9/10)

Bonnie Ben Fratter '01 lives in Williamsburg and now telecommutes as a financial administrator for a member of Congress. She and her husband exchanged vows in Wren Chapel in 2006. (2009)

Tracy Selmer Gordon '01 works for Supervisor Martin E. Nohe of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in Northern VA. She received her master's degree in Public Administration through the Northern Virginia Public Fellows cohort program at the George Washington University. (2009)

Cynthia Howell '01 is a manager at Accenture, handling a multi-year project for the Internal Revenue Service. Outside of work, she has been teaching spinning and is now working on a yoga certification. (2009)

Beth Isaacs '01 is a paralegal at Surovell Markle Isaacs & Levy, PLC, in Fairfax, VA. She is pursuing a master's in Health Systems Management with a health policy concentration. (2009)

Kevin Jones '01 graduated from Harvard Law School in 2004 and is now a litigation associate for the law firm, Ropes & Gray in Boston, MA. (2009)

Timothy Kassel '01 works in the operations department of T. Parker Host, a maritime shipping agency. He is enrolled in the Legal and Ethical Studies graduate program at the University of Baltimore. Timothy is married to Jennifer Kassel '03. (2009)

Laura Keehner '01 joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the new Deputy Press Secretary. (2009)

Joseph Mejstrik '01 is receiving his MBA from Duke University. (2009)

Kareema Mitchell '01 - Graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2010. Moved to Salt Lake City, UT and will be sitting for the Utah State Bar exam in July 2011. (03/11)

Jessica (Emch) Mouw '01 teaches high school social studies in Fairfax County Public Schools but will be taking a year-long leave of absence to be with her five-month-old son. (9/10)

Anneliese Munczinski '01 is an associate at the law firm of Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young in Philadelphia. (2009)

Ana Luisa Pinto '01 is an Emerging Markets Development Advisors Program advisor in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, México, working for a microfinance institution. (2009)

Kristina Rutledge '01 accepted a clerkship with the Honorable G. Steven Agee, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. (2009)

Jessica Steinberg '01 graduated from Pace Law School and received a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from Bard College. She is currently with Sive, Paget & Riesel, an environmental law firm in NYC. (2009)

Gregory Tomlin '01 co-authored with Caleb Cage The Gods of Diyala: Transfer of Command in Iraq. They were both invited to present a copy of this book during the dedication ceremony of Jefferson Hall in the U.S. Military Academy. (2009)

Kareema Turner Mitchell '01 - Kareema was admitted to the Utah State Bar in May 2012. She is an associate attorney with the Schmidt & Gladstone Law Firm, a boutique firm in Salt Lake City. Kareema practices in the areas of family law, personal injury and immigration. (09/12)

Kareema Mitchell Turner '01 is teaching in the Clark County School District in NV. She also attends law school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (2009)

Matthew Webb '01 has been employed by the Transportation Security Administration for the last two years. (2009)

Marielle Canter Weikel '01 is a Senior Manager at Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. She is also pursuing a Master's of Environmental Management at Duke University. She married Ethan Weikel in November 2007. (2009)

Ike Adams '02 is an associate at the D.C. office of Sidley Austin, after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He married Laura McClung ‘02 in October 2005. (2009)

Diana (Kelly) Alvord '02 is spending October and November in Bangkok on a field office assignment as part of her role as Program Officer for the Asia Foundation, a position she began in February. Since her wedding in May 2009, she and her husband Sam have spent much of their time as newlyweds traveling to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and, most recently, around Thailand. (12/10)

John Castiglione '02 is an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, in NYC, practicing commercial litigation and representing undocumented juveniles in their petitions for permanent residency before the Department of Homeland Security. (2009)

Lauren Schantz Chen '02 - Lauren and her family have just moved to Roanoke, Virginia, where she is teaching in the Paralegal Department at National College. She is also taking over the chairmanship of a non-profit high school senior girls' scholarship program, Distinguished Young Women of Roanoke. (10/11)

Lauren Schantz Chen '02 maintains a private law practice in Hendersonville, NC, representing indigent criminal defendants. She resides in nearby Fletcher with her husband Eric Chen '00 and her two cats. (2009)

Chris Condon '02 is with the SAIC in Northern VA. He married Katie Pretz '02 and they have a young daughter named Clara Grace. (2009)

Kelly Gastley '02 is a legal aid staff attorney in Philadelphia, PA. She and her husband Kerrin Wolf '01 live outside the city with their 2 rambunctious dogs. (2009)

Ashley Glacel '02 serves as press secretary for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. (2009)

Sean Heuvel '02 is a faculty member and administrator at Christopher Newport University. He is preparing his first book, which is a pictorial history of CNU. He is married to Katey Cunningham Heuvel '02. (2009)

Kristi Jamrisko '02 works in the science section of the Embassy of Japan in D.C. She married Thomas Gross '02 in August 2007. (2009)

Jessica Rasper Leonard '02 has been an intelligence briefer for the Department of Commerce since 2003. (2009)

Dan Maxey '02 is an advisor for the School of Public Affairs and Urban and Metropolitan Studies at Arizona State University. Dan is also seeking a Master's in Higher and Postsecondary Education. (2009)

Christian McMurray '02 is an energy attorney with Brickfield Burchette Ritts & Stone in D.C., and married Kathryn Markell ‘03 in the September 2007. (2009)

Michael Merrell '02 is a Counsel to the Minority at the Senate Rules Committee. (2009)

Jon Rogers '02 was a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator John Warner of VA. His wife, Shay Rogers '02, is a Congressional Affairs Assistant for the American Physical Therapy Association in Alexandria. (2009)

Diana Mohoreanu Sechrist '02 is Vice President at Dezenhall Resources, a crisis communications firm in D.C. She was married in 2007. (2009)

Christopher Sharp '02 finished his J.D. at the George Washington University Law School and is an attorney at Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia. (2009)

Laurie Moore Thakkar '02 is a professor of Spanish at the Florida Community College. (2009)

Will Zirkle '02 completed his MBA at the Mason School of Business at William and Mary in 2009. He is currently working as the engineer for competitive analysis with Voklswagen in Chattanooga, TN. (9/10)

Justin Andrews '03 is a research analyst for the University of Alaska Office of Institutional Research and Planning. (2009)

Meredith Bintz '03 is pursuing her Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University. (2009)

Kara Crawley '03 is an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. (2009)

Elizabeth Dick '03 is a litigation paralegal at a large, international firm in Boston, MA. She volunteers with Boston Cares and also participates as a reader in monthly story hours at a children's bookstore in Cambridge. (2009)

David Gross '03 is an associate attorney specializing in family law in a small firm in Forest Hills, NY, John A. Gemelli, P.C. He married Joanna Groarkey '03 in 2007 at the Wren Chapel. (2009)

Walker Hardy '03 is starting a new position at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute training new Foreign Service Officers and others on security and emergency measures to prepare them for working in an Embassy. (9/10)

Jeffrey Hatcher '03 has been working with the U.N. on post-conflict land policy development, first in Rome and Beirut, and for the past year in the Sudan. (2009)

April Haynes '03 is an analyst in a global energy consulting firm based in Paris. (2009)

Kristin (Dull) Jackson '03 is a stay-at-home mom who spends her time volunteering for several military spouse organizations, such as the Theodore Roosevelt Officer Spouses Association. (9/10)

Kristin Dull Jackson '03 serves as the ombudsman for Naval Mine and Antisubmarine Warfare Command at NAS Corpus Christi, TX. (2009)

Karin Lion '03 is the Construction Site Field Coordinator at Musicians' Village for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. (2009)

Wendy Begleiter Livingston '03 is an Assistant Dean of Admission at The College. She is pursuing an M.Ed. at W&M with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. She married Christopher Livingston '00 in 2005. (2009)

Cynthia Magnuson '03 is in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, where she is working in the Rule of Law Coordinator's Office on issues related to the Iraqi judicial system. (2009)

Grant Martin '03 is teaching fourth grade in Richmond, but will enroll in a master's in journalism program at the University of Texas this summer. (2009)

Steven Merlis '03 - I am a 5th year associate specializing in communications law at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington DC. Marrin Barbara 2003 BA Government I recently became a Trial Attorney in the Department of Transportation's Office of General Counsel-Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings working on consumer protection and civil rights issues. (09/10)

Michael Schaefer '03 is an associate attorney with Schlee, Huber, McMullen & Krause in Kansas City, MO. (2009)

Meredith Viens '03 continues to work at Booz Allen Hamilton. (2009)

Marco Vonhof '03 is reading for a Master's of Philosophy in Russian and East European Studies at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford. (2009)

Andrew Woelfling '03 is senior policy advisor to Congressman John D. Dingell (MI-15) and is responsible for telecommunications, trade, consumer protection, automotive, financial services, and tax issues. (9/10)

Andrew Woelfling '03 recently joined the House Energy and Commerce Committee's staff with responsibility for international trade issues. (2009)

Cheryl E. Malacane Carroll '04 practices law in D.C. at a construction firm. She married Chris Carroll '04 in 2005. (2009)

Adriane Casalotti '04 was recently hired as a legislative assistant for Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-5), with a focus on health, foreign affairs, and defense policy issues. (9/10)

Adriane Casalotti '04 is at the University of NC-Chapel Hill completing a master's degree in social work and public health, with a focus on social policy. (2009)

Eric Kronman '04 - and Jamie Kronman (BBA '01, MBA '04 from the College) welcomed our second daughter, Caroline Reveley, in February. She joins big sister, Libby, who is currently 3 and a half. I am currently Senior Counsel at Triple Canopy, a government contractor headquartered in Reston, Va. (10/11)

Taylor Libby '04 received a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2007, and is a Human Resources Generalist in the Human Resources Department at UNC-Chapel Hill. (2009)

Elizabeth McCloskey '04 is a Performing Arts Manager at VSA arts, an affiliate of the Kennedy Center dedicated to creating a society where people with disabilities can participate in, learn through, and enjoy the arts. She is also pursuing an MA in Arts Management at George Mason University. (2009)

Stephen Mutnick '04 graduated from the University of Richmond Law School of Law, passed the VA bar exam, and is an assistant commonwealth attorney in Loudoun County. (2009)

Edward Olszewski '04 is an Assistant Attorney General at the Ohio Attorney General's Office working in the Antitrust Division in Columbus, OH. (2009)

Mike O'Neill '04 - Mike O'Neill marked 5 years at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which reviews federal programs and policies for the Congress. He recently served as one of the team leaders of a project to build an interactive website on federal debt. One can learn about who owns the debt, how Treasury manages the debt, and key policy issues such as the debt limit ( Now he has working on a tax policy engagement, how to evaluate tax deductions, credits etc that fill the tax code. He is indebted to Prof. Howard for his work on this topic. (10/11)

Mike O’Neill '04 is with the Government Accountability Office’s Strategic Issues team evaluating programs and policies for Congress. His recent work has focused on the Recovery Act, specifically the economic stimulus funds going to state and local governments and is now leading work on federal debt issues. (9/10)

Mike O'Neill '04 is a policy analyst at the Government Accountability Office. (2009)

Jeffrey Phillips '04 focuses on international trade and investment policy, as a Policy Associate, at the D.C. office of Cargill, Incorporated. (2009)

Julia Powers '04 is completing a master's degree at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. (2009)

Angela Simms '04 is a legislative analyst at the Office of Management and Budget. (2009)

Matthew Taverna '04 works for the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution in D.C., and is attending the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washing University. (2009)

Jill Wisniewski '04 was hired by the American Council on Education as a program associate in the Center for International Initiatives. (2009)

Mary (Hayes) Yoost '04 is an associate at McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, NC, and focuses on commercial litigation. Last year she clerked for the Honorable Robert Conrad, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. (9/10)