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Waldron Connections Program Alumni Council

The Alumni Council's mission is to advance the goals of the Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program through participation, guidance, and advocacy. Members will serve as strategic partners to the Waldron Program and represent diverse industries, majors, geographies, and backgrounds. Alumni Council members help the program by sharing expertise, expanding our networks, and taking part in events.

Alumni Council Members:


Meghan Anzelc '05 MS, '08 PhD (Physics & Astronomy): Head of Data & Analytics at Spencer Stuart


Brianna Bagnoli '12 (English & Business Institutions minor): Vice President at Goldman Sachs


Barbara Byrne '89, FSM '93, FSM '96, KSM '02 (History): Chief Information Officer at Advocate Aurora Health



Olyvia Chinchilla '18 (Political Science): League Associate at League of Creative Minds



Diane Dewhirst '79 (Political Science): Deputy Chief of Staff at U.S. Congress



Ariana Gonzalez '10 (Political Science & Environmental Policy minor): Director of Equitable Policy, Climate & Clean Energy at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


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JJ Guajardo '97 (Psychology): Senior Design Researcherat Microsoft



Alan Matsumura '79 (Biological Sciences): Founding Partner at Sagence Inc



Emily McCall '13, McC '19, KSM '19 (Spanish, Economics): Senior Manager of Product Strategy & Insights at TaskRabbit



Karin Norington-Reaves '91 (Spanish): Chief Executive Officer at Chicago Cppl Workforce Partnership



Natasha Phillips '00, KSM '08 (Sociology): Senior Director of Global Marketing and Marketing Analytics at Abbott



Daniel Shedivy '97, KSM '02 (Economics): CFO at Medical Solutions



Keith Whittaker '94 (Economics): Managing Partner at Kepler Hill Capital


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Precious Wright '08 (Psychology): Director of Workforce Development at Austin Peoples Action Center



Matthew Yale '00, KSM' 06 (Political Science): Senior Advisor at Tusk Strategies



Michael Collins '07 (African American Studies, Gender Studies): DEI Partnerships, Strategy, and Operations at Google



Sarah Walwema '18 (Environmental Sciences): Urban Planner at GRAEF


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Parris Caffey '03 (Economics): Senior Client Partner at Reddit


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Sanjay Sethi '98 (Economics/International Studies): Executive Director/ Founder at Artistic Freedom Initiatives
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