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Need Support from UR fellow Young Grads?

The young grads listed below are available and ready to connect with our newest grads. Please feel free to reach out directly! Note that information provided here is only to be made available to the University of Richmond classes of 2020 and 2021. Thank you! Questions? Contact Emily Saunders, assistant director of student and young grad engagement, at esaunder@richmond.edu.

Fatema Al Darii, '20 | Muscat, Oman | English Literature & Global Studies

Ask me about: Personal finance pre-graduation, personal finance post-graduation, being a first-gen in a new industry, social boundaries, finding an apartment in Muscat, COVID induced professional & personal challenges, working in an international structure, maintaining meaningful college relationships
Contact me at: fatema.aldarii@richmond.edu

 

Nick Algeo, '19 | Baltimore | Marketing, Leadership Studies

Ask me about: Hating your first job and quickly pivoting to something different, moving to a new city, Philly sports, Augustinian philosophy/existentialism, the eCommerce industry
Contact me at: Nicholas.algeo@flywheeldigital.com

Daniel Alvarez, '18 | NYC | Business Administration, Management

Ask me about: Career path, networking, general post-grad experience, my city, post-grad social life/getting involved socially
Contact me at: daniel.gr.alvarez@gmail.com

Griffin P. Baker, '16 | Denver | Business, Rhetoric

Ask me about: Working in tech, moving to Denver, marketing, technology consulting, making smart decisions in your 20s
Contact me at: griffinpbaker@gmail.com

Canvas Brieva, '19 | Naples, Florida | Chemistry, WGSS

Ask me about: Making a budget, being LBGTQ and finding a job, working in a K-12 public school (middle-school level), moving back home without moving “backwards”
Contact me at: skyecanvas@gmail.com

Sarah Beach, '13 | Charlottesville, Virginia | Political Science, Elementary Education

Ask me about: Teaching in Virginia, navigating applications to grad school, graduate school at UVA (I’m in the School of Education & Human Development), life near Roanoke, VA
Contact me at: Sarah.beach@richmond.edu

Sara Camilli, '19 | Princeton, New Jersey | Biology, Computer Science

Ask me about: The transition to graduate school, applying for fellowships, creating work-life balance, cooking and baking tips, outdoor adventuring & travel, moving with a partner, choosing a research advisor
Contact me at: scamilli@princeton.edu

Michael Cevallos, '18 | Boston | Chemistry, Biology, Current dental student
Ask me about: Applying to dental school and any questions about dental school, moving to a new city
Contact me at: Michael.cevallos@richmond.edu
Kaiwen Chen, '18 | Seattle, Washington | Computer Science, Business

Ask me about: Working in technology, technical interviews
Contact me at: Kaiwen.chen@richmond.edu

Lauren Conder, '14 | Brentwood, California | Political Science, Rhetoric, Communications

Ask me about: Moving to California, transitioning from college athletics, making a budget, networking
Contact me at: laurenc2010@pacbell.net

Andrew Cook, '13 | Nashville | Economics, Finance
Ask me about: Commercial real estate (brokerage / development / investment), networking, living in Nashville, transitioning from brokerage to development, budgeting, finding a new church, marriage, CRE in Richmond
Contact me at: andrew.cook@southernland.com
Gina Cruz, '14 | Raleigh, North Carolina | Psychology, WGSS, WILL*

Ask me about: Community organizing, non-profit management, making activism a career, managing political campaigns, best co-working spaces in North Carolina, tips for working remotely, best practices for work life balance, and advice on being a queer woman in a male dominated workplace
Contact me at: ginacruz92@gmail.com

Marie Donnici, '18 | Vancouver, Canada | Business, Marketing

Ask me about: Living in Vancouver; working in health care during the COVID-19 pandemic; marketing, communications or public relations; crisis communication and issues management; grad school; transitioning from being a student-athlete; or preventing three-putts if you play golf :)
Contact me at: marie.donnici@gmail.com

Kelly Dooley, '15 | Chicago | Business Administration

Ask me about: Careers in project management, healthcare software, working remotely, transitioning industries within your role
Contact me at: kelly.dooley5@gmail.com

Luke DiPasquale, '16 | Philadelphia | Chemistry, Pre-medicine

Ask me about: Pre-medicine, medical school, gap year, osteopathic medicine, public health
Contact me at: ldipasq1@gmail.com

Miki Khanh Doan, '14 | Davis, California | Economics, Business

Ask me about: Applying to graduate school, economics vs. applied economics, research-assistantship before grad school
Contact me at: mkdoan@ucdavis.edu

Erica Elias, '16 | NYC | Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Business

Ask me about: Management consulting career paths, life sciences consulting, pharmaceuticals, working remotely, DC/NYC living
Contact me at: ehelias17@gmail.com

Marie Fernandez, '17 | Charlottesville, Virginia | Computer Science, Business, Music

Ask me about: Getting involved in your (new) community, creating a healthy work-life balance, maintaining meaningful long-distance friendships, finding leadership opportunities as a 20-something, shifting life priorities post-grad, making smart financial decisions, pursuing a passion project while working full-time, travel, or dealing with unexpected life changes.
Contact me at: mfernandez072@gmail.com



Annie Geckle, '14 | Philadelphia | Accounting, Management

Ask me about: Living in Philadelphia and transitioning out of the Big 4 into a new industry (I now work in Human Resources).
Contact me at: annie.geckle@gmail.com

Caroline Gilmore, '17 | Memphis, Tennessee | Biochemistry, Math

Ask me about: Graduate school, post grad research opportunities, dog ownership
Contact me at: Caroline.gilmore12@gmail.com

Hannah Gouger, '20 | Baltimore | Business, Marketing

Ask me about: Transitioning from college athletics, budgeting and finances after college, applying for jobs, finding your career interests
Contact me at: Hannah.gouger@richmond.edu

Ashley Grappone, '12 | Richmond | History

Ask me about: General post-grad experience, my city, marriage, parenting, mental health, autism, building credit or improving your credit score
Contact me at: ashley.grappone@richmond.edu

Bridgette Heine, '17 | Washington, DC | Biology

Ask me about: Alternative career paths for biology majors (not pre-med and MD/PhD programs), NIH post-bacc program, deciding on graduate school
Contact me at: bheine19@gmail.com

Kate Hickey, '13 | Boston | International Studies, Arabic

Ask me about: Business school, career possibilities in international education, or digital health. If you want to know about career pivots (in my case, international education to health care), I'm your gal!
Contact me at: katehickey026@gmail.com

Kendall Holly, '18 | Los Angeles, California | Film Studies

Ask me about: Getting started in the entertainment/film industry, working on animated or live action films/series, moving to Los Angeles.
Contact me at: kendalleholly@gmail.com

Will Johnson, '14 | Austin, Texas | Business, Leadership, Music

Ask me about: Life on tour as a roadie for a band, career changes from Finance to Music to Tech, life in NYC vs. life in Austin, Texas, learning how to program, Data Science, cooking, woodworking, music, social life after college, etc.
Contact me at: Iam.will.johnson@gmail.com

Andrew Jones, '14 | Philadelphia | American Studies, History

Ask me about: How I used my American Studies and History degrees after undergrad; How I chose a graduate program in a different city; What you can do with a Masters in Public Administration; Favorite books; Life in Houston TX (birthplace) and Philadelphia PA (current city); Working in research+evaluation, public health, and nonprofits; What 24/7 work-from-home has been like during the pandemic, and how to make your WFH setup work better for you
Contact me at: atj0817@gmail.com

Maggie Johnson, '18 | Boston | Leadership, Religious Studies

Ask me about: Moving to a new city with few connections, volunteering, finding things to do in Boston and surrounding areas
Contact me at: maggie.johnson434@gmail.com

Zijada Krak, '18, L'21 | Henrico, Virginia | Political Science, LALIS, Law School

Ask me about: Going to law school, securing an internship and the RVA area.
Contact me at: Zijada.krak@richmond.edu

Irina Kiseeva Legendre, '14 | Richmond | Mathematical Economics, Italian Studies, Finance

Ask me about: Career path, networking, general post-grad experience, my city, graduate programs/certificates
Contact me at: irina.kiseeva@gmail.com

Chloe Lubin, '17 | San Francisco, CA | International Relations, Chinese
Ask me about: Transitioning to data science from a non-STEM field, finding volunteer opportunities and staying engaged, pursuing core interests/hobbies after graduation, finding an apartment in the SF Bay Area, my favorite books.
Contact me at: chloe.lubin@gmail.com
Evan McKay, '17 | NYC | Comparative Literature
Ask me about: Career path, networking, general post-grad experience, graduate programs/certificates, post-grad social life/getting involved socially, breaking into finance with a humanities degree
Contact me at: evan.mckay@richmond.edu
Kayla Miller, '14 | Nashville | Psychology
Ask me about: Career path, networking, general post-grad experience, my city, graduate programs/certificates, post-grad social life/getting involved socially
Contact me at: kaylakmiller22@gmail.com
Alejandra Narvaez Moran, '15 | Richmond | Public Health, Political Science
Ask me about: Career path, general post-grad experience, my city
Contact me at: Garcian.maria@gmail.com
Mariah Mowbray, '19 | Washington, DC | International Studies, Arabic, History, WGSS
Ask me about: Dealing with sexuality and gender identity, great spots in DC, politics
Contact me at: mnmowbray@gmail.com
Alivia Pinnix, '15 | Charlotte, North Carolina | Sociology
Ask me about: Confusion after graduating (we all go through it); career paths or ideas for careers after studying Sociology or Social Sciences. I work in Human Resources, so I have a lot to offer about HR, finding a job, interviewing, or just careers in general; getting your MBA- I completed mine online from 2016-2018; living in Charlotte, NC; incorporating a passion for Inclusion & Diversity into your job; "I love networking and connecting with people, so just ask me anything. I'm happy to offer any advice."
Contact me at: alivia.pinnix@yahoo.com
Kyle Ragan, '13 | Business, Environmental Studies
Ask me about: Post-college plans, job search, grad school, transitioning from athletics; "For reference, after UR I served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, worked in the Federal government, went back to grad school to get an MBA and currently work in consulting. I have been helped by many people over the course of my career so please reach out if there is anything I can provide my perspective on or you are just looking to build your network."
Contact me at: kyle.ragan31@gmail.com
Sarah Stewart, '14 | NYC | Business, Entrepreneurship
Ask me about: Working in sales, technology, startups (my company (Alteryx, NYSE: AYX) is hiring and I am happy to refer young grads to open positions), living in NYC or abroad (I lived in Tel Aviv for a few years after graduating from UR).
Contact me at: sarahstewartj@gmail.com
Christopher Velez, '14 | Arlington, Virginia | Finance, Accounting
Ask me about: Corporate rotational programs, moving jobs, moving geographic locations, international work.
Contact me at: velez.christopher7@gmail.com
Megan Wirtz, '19 | NYC | Theatre, Psychology, LALIS
Ask me about: Finding an apartment in Boston, transitioning from college life to full-time work, social science graduate applications
Contact me at: megan.wirtz@richmond.edu